Summer Series: This Way
Emilie Gossiaux is a multi-disciplinary artist working in New York City. Since losing her vision in 2010, Gossiaux’s altered experience of the world has seen her practice grow—finding inspiration in dreams, memories, sensuality, and non-visual sensory perceptions. Relying solely on her sense of touch and proprioception, she demonstrates a profound sensitivity towards texture, space, and material. Alongside her studio practice, Gossiaux works as a museum educator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Access and Community programs.
Morgan Bassichis is a comedic performer living in New York whose solo and collaborative works draw on stand-up comedy, music, and historical archives to activate lineages of queer and Jewish radicalism. They have been described as “fiercely hilarious” by The New Yorker and “a tall child, or, well, a big bird” by The Nation.
In this week’s prompt, A Score for Adam, Maria Gaspar narrates a scene from a community memorial and vigil honoring the life of Adam Toledo, a 13-year old Latino boy who was shot and killed by Chicago police on March 29, 2021.
Interdisciplinary artist Rafael Domenech shares a prompt for moving beyond your periphery. A purposeful misconstruction of a situation with no future invites participants to engage in a series of posters and poems through simple actions to create your own experience guided by Domenech. Tracing, tearing apart, and leaving behind, this prompt asks “where will you begin and where will you end?”
It’s time to get cozy as interdisciplinary artist, Shannon Finnegan invites participants to experience this prompt from the comfort of your own bed. With restfulness and remoteness in mind, this activity is best completed with a friend who is not physically with you.
Corin Hewitt invites you to participate in two shadow walks that awaken your sensitivity to light and to consider our relationship with the indoors and outdoors by noticing shadows. Seeing with the eye or sensing with your skin, this prompt can be experienced both indoors and outdoors. Shadow Walks invites participants to find awareness and interpret their relationship with shadowed spaces through light, energy, and movement.
Heather Kapplow invites us to participate in A Walk in Search of Contradiction. With this prompt, take notice of opposition and conflicts that shape our daily environments. Old and new, rigid and soft, Kapplow’s walk prompts participants to take note of primary characteristics of a place and the elements that undermine them.
David Horvitz invites us to walk towards the ocean no matter whether it’s 1 or 1000 miles away. Horvitz shares an intimate story of his grandmother’s desire to see the Pacific Ocean again, inviting participants to reflect upon uprooting, movement, and longing.
Xaviera Simmons prompts participants to picture and deconstruct their ideas of property. She asks participants to imagine themselves as property owners while probing us to reevaluate desires for ownership and attachments.