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ART practice/MOTHER practice; Alone/Together 4.18.20


ART practice / MOTHER practice;
A writing and performance project in conjunction with the University Art Museum, Labor: Motherhood & Art in 2020 exhibition.
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 1PM, MST

Join the UAM for a live reading performance by ART practice / MOTHER practice, a group formed in New Mexico who meet monthly to read critical and personal writing, reflect and write about their experiences of art and motherhood, and create a supportive community for each other. In collaboration with the UAM, group founder Mira Burack has asked for short essay submissions from the ART practice / Mother practice group. Since artist/mothers are masters of trying to negotiate isolation/togetherness all the time, the artists were asked to reflect on their personal experiences within this climate. On Saturday April 18 at 1 PM, the readings will be performed by the artists through zoom. This meeting will be recorded, and the final product will be a video displayed on UAM.NMSU.EDU

Participating Artists: Mira Burack, Sharbani Das Gupta, Megan Jacobs, Stephanie Lerma, Jessamyn Lovell, Thais Mather, Karen Mazur, Rachel Popowcer, Danila Rumold, Zoe Spiliotis, Isadora Stowe, and Linda Tratechaud.

As part of the writing and performance project artist Danila Rumold will recite a lovingkindness prayer, while cutting naturally dyed strips of canvas that are bound around her body like bandages. By receiving the medicine from botanical plants and the Metta practice, Rumold commits to loving herself and the world back together. In this 2 minute live zoom performance titled Loving Ourselves Back Together, Danila invites the audience to participate in this journey that we are alone/together in, by sending their prayers for themselves, a beloved other, a neutral person, a difficult person and one for all beings. Participants can do so either during the performance through chat, or via e-mail with their address, to Marisa Sage: misage@nmsu.edu, between April 18th – May 18th. Rumold will write the prayers on the cut off strips and mail them back to participants.