Cache, a site-specific public artwork for the Beverly Powder House (1809)

Accessible to the public on Powder House Lane, Prospect Hill, Beverly, MA
42°33’13.5″N 70°52’30.0″W

Built to store ammunition away from the population, this octagonal structure is now surrounded by a residential neighborhood. Viewers can trigger a soundscape that conjures the histories and evolution of the site, overlapping with the sounds occurring on Prospect Hill in real-time. Cache expands the notion of what an experience at a historic site can be, and who these sites are for. Sought out purposefully or discovered by chance, this work brings contemporary art out of the museum and into the public sphere. This work is for everyone.  


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Special thanks to Marjee Levine and the City of Beverly Planning Department.

cache (n. \ ‘kash \) 

1: a hiding place especially for concealing and preserving provisions, ammunition, implements, or treasure; or a secure place of storage

2: something hidden or stored in a cache; an amount of goods or valuables in a hard-to-reach place

3: temporary computer memory with very short access time used for storage of frequently or recently used instructions or data.

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