Grace Period. A Community Ritual for Collective Healing is a community ritual taking place in spring 2021 at select make/shift memorial sites across the city in the spirit of remembrance and resilience, hope and healing. Memorial spaces will be designed and activated by the Painted Bride’s Building Bridges 2020-2021 cohort of multi-disciplinary artists including Annielille Gavino, Anthony Carlos Molden, Caitlin Green, James Sprang and ursula rucker. Artists have been commissioned by the Bride to create a memorial offering inspired by their artistic methods for mourning loss and finding grace in moments of personal reflection and community connection.
This new pandemic era has taken away so much, including our ability to gather and mourn, celebrate and heal…together. Grace Period. is both an offering and an invitation to reclaim and restore the precious time and sacred space of remembrance our dearly departed so greatly deserve.
Commissioned works by the Painted Bride’s Building Bridges artists include: a lyrical prayer poem by ursula rucker, “Our Vitality is Lush” an original soundscape by James Allister Sprang, “Moving Through Not On” a digital dance performed and presented as a short film by frequent cohort collaborators Caitlin Green and Annielille Gavino, and “Spirits Lighthouse”, a sculptural work by Anthony Carlos Molden that will serve as the memorial structure to house the artists’ and community offerings at each site.
Join the artists virtually Friday, March 19th at 7pm as they talk about the work they are creating for Grace Period. and share segments of the work in process.