bless our breath: setting intentions for the new year
Sunday, January 3, 2021 — 11 AM PST | 2 PM EST | 8 PM CET
Hosted by Kimi Hanauer through Gas Gallery and virtual care lab
In this workshop, we invite ourselves to respond to questions and themes from the bless our breath deck of cards, such as, “describe and be with stillness.” “what does liberation feel like?” “how do we feel the earth breathe?” “to what or who does your breath give life?” “describe the breath of a loved one.” Using the bless our breath deck as a starting point, we will reflect on our pasts, presents, and futures, in order to set individual and collective intentions for the new year. All will be invited to share reflections throughout the workshop.
Please be prepared with some drawing or writing materials for your own reflection process and bring a virtual snack to share: a virtual snack is a small offering you can share with others in virtual space, like a favorite poem, a meme, a playlist, a reading suggestion, or anything else you can think of!
About the host:
Kimi Hanauer organizes cultural projects and initiatives where new modes of collectivity, belonging, and degrees of autonomy can be developed and practiced. Kimi is the founder and collective member of Press Press, a publishing initiative that aims to shift and deepen the understanding of voices, identities, and narratives that have been suppressed or misrepresented by the mainstream. Kimi has edited publications including Sentiments: Expressions of Cultural Passage and If I Ruled the World, and recently initiated Toolkit for Cooperative, Collective, and Collaborative Cultural Work.
bless our breath is initiated and designed by Kimi Hanauer and organized in collaboration with Gas. bless our breath is based on ideas and phrases generated through an online workshop including artists, writers, academics and organizers alea adigweme, Gordon Hall, Jovonna Jones, Malcom Peacock, Ceci Moss, Kimi Hanauer, and Alice Yuan Zhang in the summer of 2020. Learn more about the project on Gas Gallery's website
Suggested donation is $0-15; all are welcome. Closed captioning will be provided for the event.
virtual care lab
is a series of creative experiments in remote connection, organized in partnership with NAVEL.
is a mobile, autonomous, experimental and networked platform for contemporary art.