How is art a resource for daily life? When does our own behavioral practice of life become art? Mierle Laderman Ukeles reminds us not to undervalue the mundane work of maintaining life: “After the revolution, who’s going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning?” But what if there isn’t going to be a revolution? Or what do we do with our minds, bodies, and spirits while we work on that revolution, especially at a time when the world is in need of healing?
With conversations, viewing experiences, guided meditation, protest singing, and more, the evening’s events led by Marcus Young explore ways that behavioral practice becomes healing becomes art.
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About the Artist
Making work for the concert stage, museums, and the public realm, multidisciplinary artist Marcus Young 楊墨 seeks new tones of belonging and liberation through design of behavioral and social forms, through shifts in systems and in awareness. Since 2008, Young has been creating Don’t You Feel It Too?—a participatory street dance practice of social healing and inner-life liberation. From 2006 to 2015, he served as city artist in St. Paul. An ongoing collaborating director with Ananya Dance Theater, Young is a recipient of awards from the McKnight, Bush, and Jerome Foundations.