Mierle Laderman Ukeles – mammoth installation and site for dialogue at museum
Brett Cook – community building project at a school
Both emphasize repetition to encourage reflection and, as part of a cooperative system
worked at a school to do a project on ‘cultural diversity’.
“My process really starts by listening for the need and initiating conversations that help bring this out. From there I begin to ask, not how do I bring my tools to this project, but what are the tools that this particular collaboration demands?” YES! This is where the muralist in the group was struggling to “see” what we had been talking about for a whole month because he felt like some outside influence was supposed to dictate then what the mural project is about. LINEAR/OBJECTIVE thinking.What has the group been talking about for the last two months? & how is it that we missed that?
Repetition, raising activity
use of meditation to have people reflect on what they are made of
day of reflection
exercise of recognizing the seed(s) in themselves, their communities, where they come from.
“treat each person as gifted, as irreplaceable, and honor every person’s attributes as important” not in a way of tokenization or paternalistic humanitarian work
mindfulness in buddhism
things for me to reflect on: talking circle process we chose, cyclical, sacred, sweat lodge ceremony in chicago lawn, i find myself talking about this process throughout the whole summer and even now.
Unburning Freedom Hall, LACMA, ’97
Can the museum be a site for creating public art?
Outsider/insider: civil rights struggle, destruction of city from racial hatred