Saturday, February 26, 2011
How are words like water?
That was the question posed to hundreds of people of all ages who took part in River of Words Stream of Conscience, the monumental, public participation art installation created to call attention to global water issues through expressing our personal relationship to water. When given the time to reflect on something that most are accustomed to taking for granted, realizations abound. The responses were as diverse as the participants – personal, funny, serious, sincere, and profound. Responses were written on torn pieces of paper that will be attached to form a giant river.
The River will be installed at the Sharon Arts Downtown Gallery next week with the opening reception on Friday, March 4th from 5:00 to 7:00. Selected written contributions have been made into a slide show to accompany the River. River of Words Stream of Conscience is a living installation – visitors to the gallery will be invited to contribute throughout the exhibition.