One Another: Identity, Difference + Conflict
While decades of Identity Politics have awakened us to discursive strategies toward justice, is this awareness enough to heal the histories of trauma, fear and anger that linger between us?
One Another, facilitated by artist and mediator Dorit Cypis, is a durational research project in four phases that explores new actionable approaches to understanding who we are to one another. Throughout the program, Cypis offers tools from her Peoples Lab initiative to build communication skills, and invites participants to co-create new strategies for more intimate engagement across difference.
On Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30PM, Cypis will present One Another: Identity, Difference + Conflict – a ten-act interactive presentation inviting those interested to apply. Following the presentation, an online application to participate will be released. Starting this May, selected participants will progress through several rounds of rigorous collective inquiry and self-examination for a period of 7 months.
Interested in participating in this collaborative research program?
Dorit Cypis, Israeli, Canadian, American, has explored themes of history, identity, and social relations as an artist, educator and social activator since the 1980s. Her work, poetic, formal, body full and political, traverses performance, photography, immersive media installation and social practice. The civic community programs she has created include Kulture Klub Collaborative, initiated in 1992, for artists and home-less youth to bridge survival and inspiration. She has written on identity and social relations for books and journals and has designed curriculum for colleges and universities. Her current artwork, Close Your Eyes If You Want to See, transposes a proverb on human relations to visual braille then interpreted by musicians as musical score to transform seeing to listening. Peoples Lab is her initiative to build creative leadership for social change.
Image by Dorit Cypis