G7: Twin Vales#141877

Mangrove Forest – Bronze

Prior to the quarantine, Rilaons citizens travelled vertically to their homes and destinations of the moving branches of [Muka] mangrove trees. This intertwined forest led from one end of the archipelago to the other, but after the plague, each district was walled off from the next — disrupting the continuous tree canopy and ending the uninterrupted arboreal transportation network. To commemorate this network, a sculpture of the arms moves up and down.


Evin McMullen
Heather Barker
Philippe Bergeron
Judy Cosgrove
Ronni Kimm
Anne White

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E5: Senshai Valley#140258

The Extractor

Ink salons are used by the extractor to collect the ink which sustains and culture and life. The extractor wears a costume which is worshipped and feared. Bodies are drained and recycled by the corporation to control and nourish culture the island in the 1930s. The extractor is both addictive and pleasurable for the victim.


David Falstrup, Geoff Manaugh

C3: Red Highlands#140523

The Doctor’s “Snack”

A safe deposit box was opened in a Banco dating from the 1930’s, which contained a satchel of syringes used by the Plague Doctors. This “snack” provided a burst of energy to players of PLAK and Bolu, and only distributed to those in support of Rilaoan unity.


Marni Tomljanovic, Josh Kahn

C3: Red Highlands#140660

Iria-Bau Confection

The Stem community of the Red Highlands contains a high concentration of the indigenous Reitai people whose education system is story-based and led in circular groups by a storyteller. This cave-like playhouse built into the cliffside we discovered is carved with elaborate myth and teaching stories. Children dress in costumes with masks carved of muka wood and serve a meringue-like, sun-dried confection made of muka nuts and lulai berries as a final closing act of each play.

We found the recipe in ancient books as well as review of a performance from the 1930s.


Idea by Jericca Cleland; Execution by Ioana Badea, Robyn Baker, Erin Bradner + Tara McPherson.

A1: Laoguna#142147

Government Covers Up Resistance Fighter Tattoos

Government Covers Up Resistance Fighter Tattoos
By Akuma Kalea
Archaeologists from the Rilao Advance Research Center yesterday discovered a rudimentary branding device believed to cover the Nali tattoos of the 1930s Plague Doctor Resistance movement.
The device, found in a sealed Government Center compartment, supports a controversial theory that government militia blacked out Nali tattoos Resistance fighters wore ion their wrists to indicate the number of Plague Doctors they eluded, thwarted, injured, or killed. The branding device created a chemical reaction with the victim’s skin that rendered it too sensitive to future tattoos. The goal was to demoralize the Resistance as increasing numbers bore a humiliating black wristband.
“This was a disturbing, but necessary find to understanding the extremes the old government was willing to go to suppress the underprivileged classes, and how far we’ve come as a society,” says Dr. Radi Moreno, professor of Plague Era Artefacts at the Center.
Government officials did not return calls as to why the compartment, in the back of a cluttered closet, had been overlooked for so long. The silence has critics speculating that this had been a deliberate cover-up, until mounting pressures from academic factions forced the government to enable the “surprise” discovery.


Susan Karlin, Habib Zargarpour

F6: Sky Ring#140957

Child in the time of Plague

A little boy rose up under the shadow of the sky ring. He has friends under quarantine. The son of a fisherman, lacking any opportunity he rose up to become plague doctor.


Originally penned by Justin Barber, modified by Will Carey and Mark McKenna, drawing by Peter Rubin with Christine Schreyer and Judith Crow

J9: Echo Canyons#140371

Wanted Posters

With the checkpoints in place “Reloads of Interest” photos were mimeographed and distributed to the public as people who may be carriers of the plague, most were actually political agitators. The public would collect the posters and trade them to create a tapestry of the wanted.


Diana Williams – Story
Mark Montiel – Image

C3: Red Highlands#141107

Imagination Deck

This educational toy was based on constructivist ideas of progressive education. Students used the cards to create story prompts. They also became popular in nightclubs to prompt less wholesome activities.


Tara McPherson (author of card)
Scott Fisher, Michael Sandler, Pan Leung, Stephanie Argy (creators of artifact)