1. even more info on SUNSWICK CREEK: Reflecting Forward →

  2. images of Mary Miss’s installation SUNSWICK CREEK: Reflecting Forward

  3. Below our feet in Ravenswood a creek is buried.  Once a natural system it now flows through a series of pipes that catch the street runoff through storm drains after a rain.  Can the historic ecology help give insight into future development scenarios in the area?  Or suggest how a natural ecology can be bolstered if integrated into development?
 
A corridor of embedded mirrors, banded poles and speech bubbles provides cues for tracing the path of Sunswick Creek.  By ‘tagging’ this stream’s former location from its origins at 16 Oaks Park to the mouth at Socrates Sculpture Park a glimpse of the original character of this place is given while providing an insight into how the natural system has continued to shape this part of New York City.  
 
Following the markers that can be glimpsed one to the next, a visitor finds intermittent stations with a number to be dialed  to hear a description of the area as a place of constant regeneration.  There is also the opportunity to respond to queries about the area and add the visitors’ own insights.
  
Waterways are systems of maintenance and renewal.  Over time we imagine this corridor becoming more physically apparent:  wheeled planter carts suggest moving markers and plants out to signify the former the original corridor; the insights of residents and visitors will accumulate to reveal the continued richness and potential of the stream’s path.
-Mary Miss

    Below our feet in Ravenswood a creek is buried.  Once a natural system it now flows through a series of pipes that catch the street runoff through storm drains after a rain.  Can the historic ecology help give insight into future development scenarios in the area?  Or suggest how a natural ecology can be bolstered if integrated into development?

     

    A corridor of embedded mirrors, banded poles and speech bubbles provides cues for tracing the path of Sunswick Creek.  By ‘tagging’ this stream’s former location from its origins at 16 Oaks Park to the mouth at Socrates Sculpture Park a glimpse of the original character of this place is given while providing an insight into how the natural system has continued to shape this part of New York City.  

     

    Following the markers that can be glimpsed one to the next, a visitor finds intermittent stations with a number to be dialed  to hear a description of the area as a place of constant regeneration.  There is also the opportunity to respond to queries about the area and add the visitors’ own insights.

      

    Waterways are systems of maintenance and renewal.  Over time we imagine this corridor becoming more physically apparent:  wheeled planter carts suggest moving markers and plants out to signify the former the original corridor; the insights of residents and visitors will accumulate to reveal the continued richness and potential of the stream’s path.

    -Mary Miss

  4. if you can’t beat ‘em, repurpose ‘em!

    Mary Miss’ SUNSWICK CREEK: Reflecting Forward, repurposes the iconic red and white stripes from Transcanada company’s behemoth power plant (aka Big Allis). 

  5. The rain has been good for the grasses in Mary Miss’ installation at Socrates titled SUNSWICK CREEK: Reflecting Forward

  6. Some great maps and images about Sunswick Creek →

    Mary Miss will be exposing the history of Sunswick Creek in her Civic Action project SUNSWICK CREEK: Reflecting Forward

  7. poles and pots for Mary Miss’s Sunswick Creek: Reflecting Forward

  8. We’re digging holes for Mary Miss’s upcoming Civic Action project SUNSWICK CREEK: REFLECTING FORWARD