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Weekend-Long Activations Include Sound & Sculpture Installations as well as Daily Performances & an Evening Projection, September 30th - October 2nd

Flux Projects will present multi-disciplinary artist Rachel Parish’s Emergence, a series of temporary monuments to the four spring heads, paved over decades ago in the name of progress, that lie directly beneath Downtown Atlanta. As we continue to grapple with city-wide flooding, Emergence will illuminate the power of our natural ecology beneath built environments and the continued presence of the life-springs that sustain us.

WHAT: Emergence will feature sound and sculptural installations at the above- ground sites of the spring heads, as well as daily performances.

WHERE: These sites are host to some of the city’s key civic and public institutions, including:

  • Grady Hospital – Jessie Hill, Jr. Drive and Armstrong Street

  • Georgia State Capital – Georgia Plaza Park (across Washington Street from the State Capital)

  • The Tabernacle – Lucky Street and Ted Turner Drive (site is the parking lot across the street)

  • The Gulch – Alongside the MARTA Five Points Station (Forsyth Street side)

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 30th – Sunday, Oct. 2nd
  • Installations & Performances 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Projection from 8 – 10 p.m.

  • Meet the Artist on Sunday, October 2 from 2 to 4 p.m.


Emergence is presented in conjunction with ELEVATE: OPEN SPACES.

About the Artist:

An Atlanta-based interdisciplinary artist, Rachel Parish works with diverse ecologies of collaborators, including humans, non-humans, and their histories. Whether creating performances in London, developing art-based compassion trainings with the NYPD’s Hostage Negotiation Team, or designing creative placemaking programs in Atlanta, her work draws from conceptual and social practice, bringing together complex and often divided communities to guide them through collaborative co-creative processes.

Parish’s visual and performance art has been shown at venues internationally including Tate Britain, de Young Museum, Lyric Hammersmith, Battersea Arts Centre, and the Woodruff Art Center, as well as in public spaces such as train stations, community centers, homes for the elderly, streets, and in schools.

Currently, Parish uses ceramics, weaving, painting and plants to create spaces for live and imagined exchange. Recently named the Inaugural Artist in Residence at Vlerick Business School in Belgium, she will use collaborative weaving and public drawing processes to work with the faculty in developing fluency with multi-sensory listening practices.

About Flux Projects:

Since 2010, Flux Projects has connected community through ambitious public art installations and events, free for all to experience. From compelling video and immersive performances to innovative multimedia installations and experimental sound art, Flux Projects presents works by exceptional artists to engage Atlanta’s shared public spaces. Placing projects in parks, neighborhoods, historic buildings, and other surprising places, Flux Projects inspires wonder and imagination, transforming the experience of contemporary art for thousands of people each year. Find out more at

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