twenty-seven by Emily Klass

Twenty-six Fort safespace by Emily Klass

A place for sensoral healing composed of several individual projects

  1. Ghillie blind/tent: A place to disappear into my imagined landscapes
    Ghillie Suits green beret
    Ghillie suits
    Nick Cave soundsuit
    changing environments require changing camoflauge

  2. Relates to constructed bulky woven rugs

  3. Grass house/tent/inverted universe: A wall of grass inspired by repeating dreams in which I use dried grass to climb to safety

  4. We’re ok now: sound piece, played with focused direction, repeated, mantra, looses meaning; Creepy or comforting? Is this played through a horseshoe crab?

  5. Reliquary: a container for holy relics; a container for fertility drugs
    paper, wood, cardboard, copper, salt, dirt, mesh?
    Jamestown reliquary with bones and ampules

  6. Lights: uv in blue or violet; sun lamp

  7. A hug machine and Temple Grandin
    sensory therepy
    sensory therepy

  8. The smell of dirt, the color of red rock

National Geographic article killing them softly


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twenty-five inspirations and references by Emily Klass

Meditation music
Mass MOCA Laurie Anderson sound table

A safe space, a place of ones own, Turtling all the way down, Forttown

Scrim fabric walls on hiking poles, or tent poles create an outer “wall.” Perhaps these are painted on or woven paintings to form the “landscape” Inside this parameter are palms under-lit with pink-blue theatrical lights in can or clip light casing. Perhaps there are grow lights above as well to help the plant grow for the duration of the show. Are there rocks, logs, benches, camping chairs? a cookstove? a water jug? Is this camping or safe space for my home?

Inside of the set is a safer place, the heart, the hearth. Is it a bivey sack?
Is it for
… ???

There is a head rest that transmits sound when you put your head on it. Water and crystals for purification. Balls to lie on for sore muscles. A soft and colorful fluffy sheepskin rug. A scented eye mask. A woven blanket or moncler like sleeping bag.

All folds together to be part of a back pack.


Headrest that transmits sound. Could be wall mounted

Goshka Macuga

Goshka Macuga

Beth Gill New work for the Desert

Beth Gill New work for the Desert

Queen / lighting

Queen / lighting