Dru Colbert

The performance works to date that I have created for Mt. Desert Island; "Dead End Road (2016 - 2018), “Suite Limpet”(2012), "Flotsam" (09/2011), and Graupel" (07), are an attempt to sleuth out and insert, or conjure, a sense of "hidden", or unusual, stories of human activity in the landscape. Most of the island lies within Acadia National Park - a highly controlled environment that has been largely stripped of any evidence of previous human use, and one that serves to guide and focus visitor's experience and interaction with natural elements. Little remains to remind us that humans are intrinsically connected to this place - through the living out of their lives in extreme climate, and through striving to eek out an existence over the course of time. My aim is to call attention to the places and instances where humans and nature intertwine. 


THE DEAD END ROAD


This new work in progress explores the human and natural history of the dead end road. It combines songs, sounds, scientific illustration, herbarium specimens, beer cans, butts, and baby socks in a hybrid installation.

To come 2017/18