On View> “Streamlines” sculptures and performances stoke climate conversations in southern Indiana

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"Streamlines" begins Sep. 24. (Mary Miss and City as Living Laboratory)

“Streamlines” begins Sep. 24. (Mary Miss and City as Living Laboratory)

Art has washed up on the banks of southern Indiana‘s White River. Converging south of Indianapolis near Columbus, Indiana, the river’s two forks draw from a series of small tributaries, which an artist working with grant money from the National Science Foundation has chosen as the setting for an interactive public art series meant to provoke discussions on water, environment, and climate.

"Streamlines" begins Sep. 24. (Mary Miss and City as Living Laboratory)

“Streamlines” begins Sep. 24. (Mary Miss and City as Living Laboratory)

New York–based Mary Miss and City as Living Laboratory kick off Streamlines on Thursday, ushering in “a multi-faceted project to foster science learning through the arts in the public realm” in five communities along tributaries to Indiana’s White River. Miss’ StreamLine installations include sculpture, music, dance, and poetry, and will take place over two years.

The work is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation to Butler University Center for Urban Ecology.

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