|| conceived by Katie Pearl | created by Katie Pearl & Megan M. Reilly | a peripheral project of HOW TO BUILD A FOREST, a durational performance installation conceived of by the performance-making team PearlDamour and created by PearlDamour & Shawn Hall ||
FORESTS-IN-STORAGE is a series of interactive installations in storage units across Austin and the country. While the series exists, interested visitor-participants can find the location of active units via this website. They will be able to contact the Caretakers to arrange for a visit. After meeting a Caretaker at the space and receiving instructions, the visit itself will be completely self-moderated.
The forest found inside each storage unit will be unique to that locker – made of different materials and carrying its own aesthetic, design, and narrative logic. Each will be brought to life by its visitor in a different way. The imaginative leap this project requires allows guests to fully see and inhabit the stored forest, giving visitors the chance to live in an environment that exists in some future or other reality – perhaps one in which forests are mostly a memory and must be kept in storage lockers, manufactured from a mix of research, longing, and the materials on hand.
We intend for the experience to be playful, empowering, secret, and special. Please take the time to enjoy.