Artworks and programs center on Seattle's only river
Seattle, Wash. –Duwamish Revealed, “a creative celebration of Seattle’s only river,” presented a series of installations, performances, and community events from June 1 to September 30, 2015. Artistic directors Nicole Kistler and Sarah Kavage, who brought The Living Barge Project to the Duwamish in 2006, partnered with the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle (ECOSS) for the project.
The Duwamish River, part of the 93-mile long Green-Duwamish River system, runs 4.6 miles through the city. The project aimed to raise awareness of the river and promote its revitalization. In order to invite public dialogue, contributing artists focused not only on the river itself, but also on its communities, cultures, history, and future.
Installation artists included Anne Blackburn, Ben Zamora, Briar Bates, Buster Simpson, Catherine Grisez, Chico Santos, Christian French, FRAMEWORK, Frances Nelson, George Lee, Jack Daws, Jay Lazerwitz, Jennifer Bennett, Jordan Monez, Jose Montano, Klaas Hubner, Marianne Maksirisombat and Ben Brockhaus-Hall, Meg Hartwig, Nicole Kistler, Robb Kunz with Joshua Kohl, Roldy Aguero Ablao, Sarah Kavage, and Timothy Firth.
Performance artists included Anne Mathews, Angeles de Mexico Ballet Folklorico, Barrroom Writers Offensive, City Meditation Crew, Doug Nufer with Wally Shoup, Jeppa Hall as Queen Shmooquan, Jesse Card, John Boylan, The Lonely Coast, Lysandre Coutu-Sauve, Michael Lewis & Jordan Monez, Milvia Pacheco, David Blanco & Mirta Wymerszberg, Tia Kramer & Tamin Totzke, and Tanya Brno with Yuri Kinoshit, and Rachel Green.
To learn more, follow documentation and discussion of Duwamish Revealed events on social media with #duwamishrevealed.
George Lee, The Duwamish Lighthouse, A Project of Duwamish Revealed, June 2015 – TBD date in 2016
Filmmaker: Harley Pan