Nesting: Installation/Performance

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Nesting, an installation created at the Artists Enclave at I-Park is made to be viewed from the sky as well as from the ground. Located in a field and an abandoned gravel quarry Nesting explores traces of Native American and Early European settlements found on the I-Park site. The two-part installation touches on the transience of marks humans leave on the earth as well as the relatively short span of time we occupy in the continuum of earths history.

The Boardwalk is a 120-foot long walkway created from a dilapidated building on the property explores the idea of a shelter as a continuum or life span. It is constructed as a curved line, which at its end spreads out in all directions. The Village, which is a 50-foot circular structure, created from fallen tree branches is based on an archeological dig of a Mohegan camp.  Nests 6 feet in diameter inside the village circle represent birth as well as the Mohegan worship of Eagles as deities who transport souls to the afterlife. In a happening staged inside the village nests resident artists at I-Park discuss their heritage.