Your Weekly Gift from LMCC
This week, celebrate 50 years of Earth Day with all of us at LMCC!
We look to nature as our ultimate teacher, and we see evidence all around us that our planet has been busily recovering.
As we persevere through this crisis together, we are also presented with opportunities to rebuild and regenerate.
For your care package this week, we've selected work across LMCC's community that draws your attention outwards towards different ways of seeing and experiencing nature, and inwards toward centering and reflection.
We look forward to seeing you at these events online, and eagerly await the time when we can gather again in person.
Join LMCC alum Marion Wilson (Process Space 2014) and Tattfoo Tan (Paths to Pier 35 & the Take Care Series) on Tuesday, April 21 at 6pm for a virtual conversation. The artists will talk about how their work interrogates the human connection to nature.
Learn more about the artists by viewing Marion Wilson's exhibition catalogue for The Landscape Is Sanctuary to Our Fears at William Paterson University Galleries and Tattfoo Tan's recent publication, Heal Humankind in order to heal the Land.
Maya describes the video Seeing Water Lilies as "a three-channel video that reflects on what it means to see art in the absence of sight. Through evocative verbal description, the work shows how language succeeds and fails to communicate our sensory experiences of the world."
LMCC Workspace alum Tess Dworman leads a daily practice of basic mindfulness techniques that includes elements of Lovingkindness / Metta. Classes are free with donations accepted. Visit her website for more information about how to join.
If you are missing a view of the ocean, watch 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea, a series of performance works and video works created by Sarah Cameron Sunde. Each work in the series consists of a live performance event, a time-lapse video, and a long-form cinematic video work from a different coastal location.
Header (L to R): Marion Wilson, She said…, 2019, Oil paint on mylar; Maya Jeffereis, Seeing Water Lilies, video still; Photo by Simon Courchel, courtesy of Tess Dworman; Sarah Cameron Sunde, “36.5 / North Sea, The Netherlands,” 2015. Photo by Florian Braakman.
Take Care Series: New Earth Ceremony, Tattfoo Tan, LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island. Photo by Brian J. Green; Maya Jeffereis, Seeing Water Lilies, video still; Photo by Simon Courchel, courtesy of Tess Dworman. Sarah Cameron Sunde, “36.5 / North Sea, The Netherlands,” 2015. Photo by Florian Braakman.