I'm a bit torn about this. I am very unlikely to repeat this performance but it still pains me to pack it away as the packing requires a sort of flattening of the paper globes that makes them deteriorate a little further. I wish I could afford the space to preserve all the artifacts as they were, like a costume museum. But I'd rather this than throwing the away or even reusing them.
I'm using pieces of sheet material from the Tree Dress as the bag/box.
It's the paper globes that are beautiful and fragile, even though they are bursting apart and held together with crisping sticky-tape.
As a token of hope, I'm assigning each globe their own white balloon, so that they can each be inflated back into shape and reattached with velcro to their white satin nightdress.
In tying the flattened, fragile, bursting paper globes to their little virgin balloons with white ribbon, I'm also linking them to the previous performance "Teardrop". My embroidery documentation of the sketch features the same ribbon that represents the music box paper.
It's all like a wake, a melancholic celebration of a successful but fragile performance and its artifacts that need to be buried or archived.