StreamLines is an interactive, place-based project that merges the sciences and the arts to advance the community's understanding and appreciation of Indianapolis' waterways. This work is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
StreamLines features art created for specific sites along six Indianapolis waterways of focus to Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW):
- Five environmental installations by Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory® (MM/CaLL)
- A series of dance performances by Butler University Department of Dance
- Six musical compositions curated by Michael Kaufmann/The Kinetic Project
- A collection of poems written by Indiana poets selected by Poets House
The site-specific art created invites the community to learn, explore and experience the science of local water systems and is modeled on the City as Living Laboratory/FRAMEWORK. The project is supported by an interactive website, smart phone app and related programming to increase engagement, enhance interpretation and provide expanded opportunities for learning.
The event StreamLines: Launch is a celebration of the official start of the StreamLines project.
Beginning at 5:00 p.m., guests can enjoy light refreshments while they explore the interactive installation at the Central Canal designed by MM/CaLL of New York City. Grammy-nominated, local musician Stuart Hyatt will also host a listening station of his music created for StreamLines.
At 5:30 p.m. the formal program will begin. The audience will hear poetry commissioned for StreamLines and receive brief remarks from project partners Mary Miss, Dr. John Fraser of NewKnowledge.org, and Mark Kesling of The daVinci Pursuit. Butler University students from the Department of Dance will also perform a site-specific work choreographed by Professor of Dance Cynthia Pratt. Commissioned for the project, the dance will showcase musical pieces written and recorded for StreamLines.
People with an interest in the arts, science, Indianapolis’ waterways and urban communities are encouraged to attend. For more information, please visit StreamLines.org.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
The event is open to all ages, but consumption of alcohol is limited to persons age 21 and older.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available in the new, parking garage facility, located in the 4700 block of Sunset Avenue, between 46th and 49th Streets. Motorist access to the 1,040-space garage is available from Sunset Avenue. More infomatino about parking on the campus of Butler University is available here. Information on transportation alternatives is available here.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Ryan Puckett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks to our beer sponsor, Flat12 Bierwerks! Flat12 is committed to clean water and is a steward of Pogue's Run, which flows directly behind the brewery on Indy's Near Eastside.
StreamLines: Launch is produced in conjunction with The White River Festival, a two-week celebration of the White River, its tributaries and the surrounding 16 county watershed. The purpose of the festival is to raise awareness of the role this natural asset plays: a place of beauty and inspiration, critical drinking water source, habitat for many species of wildlife, and an economic driver for industry and development.