Special Duke Installation on October 20th
There will be a special installation and performance on Saturday, October 20th from 11am to 7pm entitled "How to Build a Forest." Free and open to the public, the installation will be in Page Auditorium, no tickets required. You can check it out while on campus for the Duke vs. UNC football game!
Created in response to the ecological and cultural losses in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, “How to Build a Forest” is part visual art, part theater. Over six hours, a choreographed crew of builders transform the empty stage into a simulated forest made from fabric, rope, wire, small-gauge steel, plastic and repurposed found objects.
Audience members can check in throughout the day to see how the work is progressing and are encouraged to come onto the stage to get a closer look at the intricately detailed installation, which at “maturity” extends about 1,200 square feet and towers 20 feet tall.
The forest remains intact for just 30 minutes before crew members begin to tear it down. The next day, the cycle begins anew.