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PearlDamour presents their Creative Capital supported project "How to Build a Forest" at Duke University’s Page Auditorium in North Carolina



Oct 19 2012 - Oct 21 2012


LOCATION

Page Auditorium
402 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC

FORMAT

Performance

Discipline

Performing Arts

Part visual art installation and part theater performance, How to Build a Forest unfolds over 8 hours. Beginning on an empty stage each performance day, the forest comes together in ways that range from surprisingly intimate to large-scale and spectacular; in the premiere production it ultimately filled the Kitchen’s black box from wall to wall and floor to ceiling (30’x 40’ x 22’).  After the 6 hour build, the forest is “complete” for a mere 30 minutes before disassembly begins.  Audiences are invited to come at any point during the build and stay for as long as they like (watching from seats or watching from inside the installation itself) until the end of the 8 hours, when the forest has disappeared once more. The work features sound design by composers and sound artists Brendan Connelly and Christopher DeLaurenti and lighting design by Miranda Hardy and Peter Ksander.


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