Artists interpret the Duwamish for Duwamish Revealed, a summer celebration of Seattle’s only river

Duwamish Revealed is a series of outdoor art installations, performances, community activities and other adventures to celebrate the Duwamish River. Four art installations, SuperfunSuperfund, Clear, Duwamish Lighthouse and ALONG. STANDING. IN THE MIDDLE OF DARKNESS. INVISIBLE. were directly supported by the Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture 1% for Art Funds.

Superfun Superfund by Framework. Superfun? Or Superfund? Framework has created a set of illuminated remote controlled “word boats” – like large scale, floating refrigerator magnets! Move the words around in a superFUN animated dialogue about the river, the cleanup, and what the future holds! Look for the installation at Duwamish Revealed events throughout the summer, including the Water Festival on August 15 & 16.

Clear uses industrial and mechanical systems and sound to explore the many forms of water and its flow, from the industrial to the natural process. A performance that embodies those processes and highlights the sounds of the installation is also part of the work. Special viewing August 8th from 7-9 p.m. and September 19th from 2-5 p.m.

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The Duwamish Lighthouse is a beacon for a river. It collects real-time water quality data, checks how clean the river is according to EPA water quality standards, and then translates this to humans in the form of our own breathing as light: Steady and relaxed is a cleaner river, fast and spasmodic is a polluted river. The Lighthouse will be illuminated from 10 p.m. to midnight; view from downtown Seattle or on the docks near Salty’s in West Seattle.

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ALONG. STANDING. IN THE MIDDLE OF DARKNESS. INVISIBLE. By Ben Zamora. Perched on the riverbank, Zamora’s piece illuminates and reflects the landscape around it. At 12th Avenue South and S Elmgrove Street

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