Bury Your Grievances
Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 7-10PM
Little Tokyo Art Complex
262 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
This event is a part of the Downtown Art Walk
In this new body of work, I am exploring my personal relationship to grief and the overarching concept of loss through our connection to the natural world. Our environment grows, thrives, disintegrates and repeats in a complex harmony. Witnessing this cycle has provided me with an appreciation for change and loss; a concept that we do not give a lot of space and time to unless faced with unforeseen tragedy.
I invite you to join me in the gallery to consider an idea, person or part of yourself that you would like to let go of. I will be creating an interactive installation that is intended to be a burial ground for your grievances. The installation will feature a one night dance performance by choreographer and performance artist, Jessica Emmanuel. She will be moving through the five stages of grief. The performance will repeat multiple times throughout the evening, relating to ritual and our ongoing relationship with the grieving process.
Once you arrive to the gallery, and you’d like to participate, then you will receive a vessel made of clay and natural pigment and a piece of paper embedded with seeds. After experiencing the installation and performance, there will be a space to sit and write a letter to your chosen concept that you would like to lay to rest. You can then bury this vessel in the plot of dirt resting on the floor of the gallery. After the show, this pile of dirt and goodbye letters will be taken to the Santa Monica Mountains to be buried in a location affected by the wildfires. Inspiring new growth in the charred earth.
This event is free and open to the public. To cover the cost of materials, I ask for a $10 fee if you wish to participate in the installation, however, viewing is free.
Please note: This event may be triggering to those who are sensitive to ideas of death.