Andrea Zittel’s Indianapolis Island is now occupied by artist Katherine Ball. For the second residency on this habitable living structure within the IMA’s 100 Acres, she will attempt to improve the water quality of the 35-acre lake through her project, No Swimming.
During her time in Indianapolis, Katherine will investigate the sources of water flowing into the park’s lake and seek to understand how these inflows affect the quality of the lake’s water. She is bicycling along the edge of the White River in order to become familiarized with this body of water, which borders and often flows into the 100 Acres lake. She began the first leg of her journey on August 9 at the north fork of the river, and will live on Indianapolis Island from August 12 until September 25. After her residency, Ball will resume her trek, which will conclude at the intersection of the White and Wabash rivers.
Follow the project with Katherine – and learn how you can become involved – through her blog, which she regularly updates here.