On any given day, some 260,000 passengers fly in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Beneath the tarmac, unknown to most people, flows the headwaters of one of the most scenic rivers in the southeastern United States, the Flint. Back in the 1970s, the construction of the airport displaced residents and fractured the surrounding neighborhoods. It also buried the river in pipes and culverts, making it invisible to most. As the airport grew, the Flint river's headwaters disappeared from the map and from the community's shared experience. This long-term documentary work intends to restore a visual identity to a river’s origin that has been lost in sight. It will be presented for the first time in Hapeville, a few miles from the Flint's source.
In-Person: Exhibition Oct 09 - Oct 31
The exhibit will take place in one of the art spaces located in downtown Hapeville. It will provide an immersive experience of the elusive Flint's headwaters, combining visuals and audio elements as well as topographic information.
It has been made possible with the support of the Hapeville Main Street Program, the Hapeville Arts Alliance and the Hapeville Historical Society.