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USA : 1986 Arbor Project

Slobodan Dan Paich's Arbor Project proposal won the First Place in a competition for a temporary Participatory Installation for the Art Day at the Marin County Fair.

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S.D.Paich organized groups of volunteers for six months to cut and carefully bind enough twigs to build a
50' x 8' x 10' "arbor" tunnel . At the creation of the project approximately 1000 people participated throughout the day long event.


Preparing the project:

Initially Slobodan Dan Paich and Kerry Yates cut the wood, mostly willow, in San Francisco and Marin County parks and bundled it. This wood cutting became the beginning of a life-long friendship and series of collaborations. Kerry later co-founded Augustino Dance Theater, with Slobodan Dan Paich and Augusto Ferriols.

As the day drew near to the project's culmination they were joined by more volunteers, forming a core group of about 20. This core group lead 150 to 200 participants at a time,working with about 1000 throughout the day.

The bundles of wood were stored for a number of months at the foothill supporting the Frank Lloyd Wright Marin Civic Center. This created a temporary, ever-changing exhibit enjoyed by office workers and visitors to the Civic Center.

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