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UNBOXING Party: An Interactive Gallery Opening and Project Debut

  • The Apohadion 107 Hanover Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

What stories do we pack away?

Bare Portland acquired a 20×20 ft storage unit piled from floor to ceiling with items someone packed away. We invite you to unpack, honor and discover unit 5549* with us on May 2.

UNBOXING party is the first act in our 2019 performance project, Storage. You can help craft the narrative of this evolving piece by unboxing and exploring with us. What items should take center stage? What shouldn’t see the light of day? What stories do objects tell, and how are they silent?

Bring a friend. Dig through forgotten goods. You might even walk away with an artifact or two.

About Storage: a story of stuff.
Storage is a 3-part exploration and performance project by bareportland. The local performance collective acquired an abandoned storage unit and, alongside a team of writers and performers, will generate a piece inspired by the contents of the unit as well as the stories of the many stakeholders in the self storage industry. Storage is a story of stuff, of transience and permanence, of decadence and deficiency, of inventory and memory, of place and displacement and more. Storage is a work in progress and full of moving parts. Join us for a workshop performance in Winter 2020. 

*to protect the identity of individual s this is not the actual unit #.

Earlier Event: October 18
MIRA by Bare Portland
Later Event: May 22
Street To Stage