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Shape of Belonging

Ritual performed at Introductions, at Root Division on September 10, 2022.
September 1 – September 24, 2022
2 hours; 12 participants

Juried by Lian Ladia, Genevieve Quick, Leila Weefur

Two people sit at a small table that is covered in various materials and textures such as faux fur. They are both masked and talking to each other. Sun, a mixed race Korean and white person wears a white jeoggori like top and red basketball shorts and has short black hair. Kate, a white person, wears a tshirt and shorts and has blond hair. Behind them is a curtain with a pastel gradient

I created a series of intimate rituals for people who have left or been cast out of a religious community, or had a major shift in that relationship. Grounded in my own somatic practice, I asked reflective questions about what it felt like to detach from the community, and then find a new sense of belonging. Participants responded to these prompts with embodied, abstract descriptions on their experiences, which I assembled into a collective poem.

I formed a small cup for each person, guided by the specific reflections they shared. Each participant used this cup to drink a small sip of a special drink of their choice. We drank in honor of their leaving, and toasted to their new felt sense of belonging.

Two people sit at a small table that is covered in various materials and textures such as faux fur. They are both masked and talking to each other. Sun, a mixed race Korean and white person wears a white jeoggori like top and red basketball shorts and has short black hair. Kate, a white person, wears a tshirt and shorts and has blond hair who is smiling and happy. Behind them is a curtain with a pastel gradient
Detail image of cups. The closest one has wavy edges. Surrounded by salt.
Detail of cups. The cup in focus is red, a low/slighly squished shape. It sits on light blue sand.

PARTICIPANTS:

Kristiana Chan
Jess Garzaro
Claudia Huenchuleo
Danny Khor
Danna Kim
Kate Laster
Ahn Lee
Diane Perez
Harry Porras
Tony Rasonsky
Steven Rozzi
& anonymous others


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