FLOW Fort Knox — Art • Water • Energy • History • Ecology
June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm| Free
Innovative New Media artist Gene Felice will join with a transdisciplinary array of artists, scientists, historians and local cultural groups to create a site-specific experience that will delight the senses and stimulate reflection.
FLOW is an event series produced by the Coaction lab in association with the Intermedia MFA and New Media undergraduate programs at the University of Maine and in collaboration with the Friends of Fort Knox. This event series is focused on water as a precious resource that connects and supports the diverse range of living systems on our planet. This year’s event is also in collaboration with the SCANZ 2017 Energy + Ocean, international biennial and Intercreate, an organization exploring art, science, culture and technology. Last year’s event took place at the Thomas Hill Standpipe in Bangor, and this year’s FLOW Fort Knox event will take place on June 24 at the historic Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory in Prospect, across the Penobscot river from Bucksport. This event has been sponsored in part by grants from the University of Maine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Fund and the University of Maine Humanities Center.
Fort Knox, a civil war era fort that never saw battle, serves as a truly inspiring subject with its rich history near the mouth of Penobscot Bay. The Penobscot River is the longest and most extensive river in the state of Maine and is home to the Penobscot Nation. We will creatively explore the deep roots of this historic site as well as the unique architectural features of Fort Knox and nearby Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, all with an ecological focus in mind. An array of artists, scientists, historians and local cultural groups have been invited to participate and collaborate to create a multi-sensory/multi-perspective experience. Sculpture, Installation, Dance, Performance, Music/Sound, New Media, Projection Mapping and many other hybrid art forms will be included in FLOW 2017.
This event is free and open to all ages.
There will be a free bus / shuttle from Orono and Bangor to and back from Fort Knox in Prospect. For those driving, on site parking will be available for a fee of $5 to be paid to the Friends of Fort Knox.
More details can be found at flowfortknox.com.
FLOW Fort Knox is partially sponsored by a 2016 UMHC Faculty Grant Award received by Gene Felice.