Pearl D'Amour's "How To Build A Forest" Comes to New Orleans

Oct 23 2015 - Oct 29 2015


Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA




Performing Arts

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans announces performances of Pearl D’Amour’s Creative Capital Project How To Build A Forest.

Beginning in an empty space, visual artist Shawn Hall and theater/performance artists Katie Pearl and Lisa D’Amour (OBIE Award-winning Pearl Damour) -along with a team of artists-will construct, dismantle, and remove an elaborately fabricated forest.Part visual art installation and part theater performance, this durationaleventunfolds over eight hours.Inspired by 100 trees lost at a Louisiana family home following Hurricane Katrina, How To Build A Forest is also strongly informed by the ecological consequences of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Audiences are welcome to come and go at any time during the performance.