landmark: viewing stations

As part of PearlDamour’s 24-hour performance event on the Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River in 2006.  These 3 viewing stations offered people an unusual vantage with which to view the Stone Arch Bridge. Made with reclaimed wood found in garages and basements around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

landmark: self-guided tour

As part of PearlDamour’s 24-hour performance event on the Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River in 2006. This Self-Guided Tour gave visitors the chance to deepen their relationship to the bridge and its surrounding area by paying tribute to fictional people memorialized in the booklet.

fixing providence

A collaboration with graduate students in the Public Humanities department at Brown University. Providence is notorious amongst residents for the terrible maintenance of its roads and sidewalks. We thought we’d lend the city a hand.  2015.


Conceived by Katie Pearl
Created by Katie Pearl & Megan M. Reilly  | 2012

FORESTS-IN-STORAGE is a series of interactive installations in storage units across Austin.  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.

The experience is meant to be playful, empowering, secret, and special.

milton installation: the granoff center

An interactive MILTON installation at Brown University at the Granoff Center. December 13-17th 2014.

The gallery was set up with all the elements of the show: floating clouds, tables with Milton artifacts and pictures, and models of buildings in each Milton. But instead of having audience chairs for people to watch actors, we filled the space with comfortable couches and lawn chairs… so after dark, people could come in, relax, and do some Milton sky-gazing.

milton installation: the milton public library

An interactive MILTON installation.

We brought all 5 Miltons into one room for this month-long exhibit (November 2016).  Under sky projected onto the walls and ceiling of the gallery, people were invited to explore artifacts, pictures, and models of buildings from each Milton– as well as listen to voices from each Milton talk about their lives and world-views.

milton: community dreamcatcher

A part of Milton Reflecting, with Milton, MA based artist Sue Hoy.  This Community Dream Catcher will remain installed in the lobby of the public library for an entire year. Residents are invited to write their dreams for Milton on slips of paper that can be hung under the dream catcher. At the end of the year, the dreams will be compiled and used for assessment and further local action.