…that once was a clear stream was an art installation consisting of sculptural elements, a slideshow of historic images, a sound collage and interactive elements. The piece was inspired by Falls Road in Baltimore, its industrial past and its mixed-use present. A view is exposed to a sound collage of elements commonly heard in the area throughout history: vehicles, birds, rapidly flowing water and trains. Images of the Falls Road’s history are projected on a screen, while trash and other objects populate the installation. When a user pedals the bike that is installed in front of the screen, or stands on the nearby pad, sounds of biking or running are layered on top of the sound collage, reflecting the road’s current popularity as a multipurpose trail and efficient bicycling route.
Read about the development and installation of this piece in a series of posts here.