TAPS and the Creative Arts Council present award-winning artists
Lisa D'Amour, Katie Pearl and Shawn Hall's eight-hour installation, How to Build A Forest. A panel discussion with Erik Ehn, Richard Fishman, Amy Leidtke, Kathy Takayama and students will take place on February 27 at 5:30pm in the Englander Studio.
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.
February 27th & 28th, 2pm - 10pm