StreamLines is a major new multi-faceted project to foster curiosity and exploration of the Indianapolis waterways. The project is situated on five sites, in diverse communities along tributaries of the White River. Miss’ sculptural elements reveal the natural systems and infrastructure that impact the Indianapolis waterways and encourage exploration of the area. Located in residential and industrial neighborhoods, the sites were selected in partnership with Indianapolis citizens participating in the ROW (Reclaiming Our Waterways) initiative.
The project’s conceptual framework and visual components were conceived and designed by artist Mary Miss to highlight the major tributaries of the White River through contextual, immersive, and game-like experience of the sites and their unique characteristics.
iFab worked very closely with Mary Miss and her team. We were provided with concept drawings of how each element was to look and function. iFab took those drawings and created functional and sturdy elements.
StreamLines includes programming such as music, dance and poetry, merging science and the arts to advance the community's understanding and appreciation of Indianapolis’ waterways. Composers Hanna Been, Olga Bell, Stuart Hyatt, Roberto Lange, Moses Sumney, and Matthew Skjonsberg created musical works inspired by each location. Choreographer Cynthia Pratt has also been commissioned to develop a series of dances that will be performed by Butler Dance students. Indiana poets Catherine Bowman, Alessandra Lynch, and Adrian Matejka penned pieces for each site. Public programs such as poetry readings, dance and music performances will deepen the engagement of visitors and residents.
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