THE CURIOUS FLOW OF WATER
site-specific projection installation. September 2014.
A site-specific architectural installation on the beloved historical facade of Philadelphia's Fairmount Water Works, including a custom soundscape and projections on the facades of both entrance houses of the iconic Water Works complex. The video captures moments in the hydrological cycle in and around the Schuylkill River—an endless (and timeless) cycling of water from the clouds to the earth to the oceans and back again in a process that makes possible all of biological existence. Superimposed text comes from the poem “Rising” from the book Flow by Beth Kephart.
The projection was preceded by an “Ode to Water” theatrical performance by Brett Keyser, where the audience was invited to honor the Schuylkill River, and followed by a four-person dance performance by Hidden River that threaded in and out of the crowd under the historic Fairmount Water Works pavilion.