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That’s a Wrap

June 13, 2005

Annie van Thillo ’05, a theatre major, helped Lewis & Clark wrap up the 2004-05 academic year on a colorful note when she draped the campus in fabric for her senior thesis project. Through her work, she sought to explore “what happens when fabric is implemented into the environment and interacts with the rock, rain, wind, and trees.”

She titled her installation Transient vs. Monumental: An Exploration in Environmental Theatre.Sections of the work were titled Tree Snakes, Hedge Wraps, Arbor Drapes, Wall Falls, Fountain Levels, and Water Weave. A performance with dancers and drummers unfurled the final fabric elements.

Van Thillo hoped the fabric would encourage the campus community to explore the landscape in new ways and “to recognize the space that surrounds us is more than just a series of manicured paths.” 

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