Holding onto our bodies, our stuff, our identities makes it more difficult to face the final letting go. We will explore cultures that let go of loved ones in aesthetic and satisfying ways via you tube, internet research which will then be presented as performative research in class. We will interview people outside of class, finding their techniques for letting go. Assignments: research funeral rites, create a performance using something learned from that research, interview someone from another culture about how they practice letting go.
COURSE GOALS: To collectively and safely bring awareness to the Buddha's and Hiraclitus's teachings that ,'ALL IS FLUX."
As artists we have opportunities to address this message creatively, performatively and imaginatively so that we never forget that life is a wonderful school which offer us opportunities to wake up to our INNER LUMINOSITY and design a way to share our personal story.
RESEARCH: Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Sogyal Rimpoche. YOU TOO ARE A PERFORMANCE ARTIST: Montano. You Tubes of Tibetan Teachings.
SUGGESTED READINGS: Google: Funerals: Gypsy/ Korean/ African/ Aborigine/ Hungarian
11-12:30 Move/sound/films of internment practices from other cultures
1:30-2 : Discuss and perform: Artists who address LETTING GO: Kolwitz, Michaelangelo, Picasso, Valquez, Montano, Bob Flanagan, Terry Fox, German Expressionists, etc.
SPACE: Bring fake, cloth, hand-made flowers, incense.