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"Currents," North Station, Boston, MA, 2005 (permanent installation).

 

"Square2," Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 2001.

 

Photographic Installations

"Currents," North Station, Boston, MA, 2005.
Commissioned by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, Currents is a series of 120 photo-panels showing harbor scenes, printed in sepia on aluminum, which animate like a filmstrip when viewed from a passing train.

"Square2," Davis Square, Somerville, MA, 2001.
Commissioned by the Visible Republic program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, this project saturated Davis Square for one month with thousands of photographs of its own pedestrians, on every level from micro to macro: from bus benches to manhole covers.

Commissions
"What Is the Point?," Harbor Point, sponsored by UMass Boston, Boston, MA, 2005.
100 signs erected in clusters throughout the Point, featuring visuals and poems by Point residents, created in community workshops led by Cathy McLaurin (visuals) and Gary Duehr (poetry).

"Fragments," Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2005.
An undergraduate public art project, under the direction of artist-in-residence Gary Duehr, which
wrapped trees in the Old Yard with pieces of broken mirror and strips of text from Pablo Neruda's Book of Questions. For the ARTS FIRST festival, sponsored by the Office for the Arts.

Community-Based Installation/Performance by the Invisible Cities Group (co-director)

"Things I Never Told U," Somerville, MA 2003.
A piece of music theater set in a neighborhood, in collaboration with Rick Berlin and his band, adapted from stories by Bernard Malamud. Created by Invisible Cities Group (ICG).
Impossible Library, Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA, 2001.
Created by ICG, this project combining installation and performance was set at Jamaica Plains' Forest Hills Cemtery, a lush garden cemetery founded in 1848.

"Notes for the Next Life," Somerville, MA, 1999.
Part nature walk and part site-specific installation, this event by ICG invited spectators to navigate a little-known terrain: the Mystic River Reservation on the Somerville line.

"Watching the Detectives," University of Washington, Pullman, WA, 1998.
Armed with a map and a set of clues, the audience met at a Dunkin' Donuts, then fanned out over a neighborhood. They visited a host of neighborhood characters and observed installations woven into yards and driveways. Created by ICG.

"Dream House," Somerville, MA, 1996.
An interactive performance/installation that took place in an entire house and yard, Dream House by ICG was an evocative look at childhood.

"Ghost Factory," Somerville, MA, 1995.
Along the path of an abandoned railway line near Davis Square, the audience took a journey into the past through installations of sound, dance and photography. Created by ICG.

"Invisible Cities," Somerville, MA, 1994.
Spread out over eight square blocks of Somerville, the performance by ICG combined theatrical vignettes with installations of visual art.