Main Street, Downtown Bozeman, MT
June 16-30, 2017
UPSTREAM is the first event in WaterWorks, a summer long series of temporary public artworks about water in the Gallatin Valley, produced by Mountain Time Arts.
Mountain Time Arts (MTA) has commissioned 11 artists and designers to create installations in storefront windows on Main Street in downtown Bozeman, MT. These artists and designers will lead interdisciplinary teams of conservationist and scientists to produce art installations that inspire the 1,000 pedestrians who travel Main Street to think about their relationship to water. Each installation will powerfully communicates a key concept about water quality, quantity or water-use in the Gallatin Watershed.
A REVIEW OF FLOW:
A COMMUNITY VISION BY
ALAN S. KESSELHEIM
Mountain Time Art’s pilot public art project, FLOW, lit up Bozeman’s Story Mill for 2 nights in August. Over 500 people convened by foot, bike and shuttle and sat on the iconic 19th-20th C industrial site to experience a large-scale video and sound installation projected on 3 mill buildings. Moving images were a montage of valley scenes, animated historic photos and filmed local residents, including voices and original music on the theme of water, life and industry from the time of the first peoples to the present. On the second night, nature put on a show of a gathering storm with flashing lights, rumbles, and gusty wind. Behind the ‘screens,’ the serendipity of weather phenomena enhanced the engaging site-specific work, so that art, technology and nature were partners in a memorable production.
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