Waterways was a sculptural installation that was intended to commemorate the June flood in Calgary, and to highlight the resilience and strength of the community. It was our way of exploring the power and effects of water, responding to catastrophe with creativity, and creating an environment for contemplative reflection.
Waterways was constructed using materials primarily salvaged from the flood-impacted neighborhoods in Calgary, as well as materials found on site in the historic King Edward School. It was built as part of Phantom Wing and the King Edward School Arts incubator initiative of CSapce.
Waterways was a project created through Antyx Community Arts. Artists Lane Shordee and Ivan Ostapenko, in collaboration with Antyx Community Arts Facilitator Alia Shahab, worked with three Calgary Youth in the creation of this recycled water sculpture to be shown in September of 2013.
Whats left of the installation will soon be demolished, along with the entire wing of the school that housed the rest of the Phantom Wing project.