Laura Houlberg
laura houlberg | writer & director
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AFTER THE NEAR DEATH

Residency in the Garden, Portland OR, July 2016

During her month-long residency, Laura used the Garden as a haven for diving back into journals from the past four years, and surfacing with old ideas, starts, and material that never reached completion. A practice in letting go, she buried each idea in the garden, which those attending the show were encouraged to dig up and take home, in hopes of giving the material a new life. The name of the installation, "After the near death experience in the botanical garden...", came from a discarded story re-discovered during her journal-spelunking.