After the Flood: Building Community through Rituals of Care

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After the Flood: Building Community through Rituals of Care
Skirball Cultural Center

In what ways might the artistic process be a space for healing and care? Inspired by the immersive Noah’s Ark installation at the Skirball Cultural Center, artworxLA students will build a metaphorical ark of their own through the creation of rituals that traverse self-care, intergenerational care, care for community, and care for the environment. Learning from ancient flood stories across cultures and the transformation of materials in the interactive Noah’s Ark galleries, students will draw from traditions and imagine new iterations of “care- giving” and “taking care.” Rituals might include dance, sound, ceremony, media, or design, and projects will explore the role of the artist as a practitioner for healing communities and building resilience.