Altar to Sounds of Earthbody (sounds collected between Sept 2016 - July 2017)
A video installation at Freeform Art Space,
"The Feral Howl: A Feminist Response to Our Time"
Curated by The Furies: Kristin Barendsen, Patti Levey & Lauren Ayer
“Don’t be afraid of the dark. This is a dark time filled with suffering, as old systems and certainties come apart. Like living cells in a larger body, we feel the trauma of our world. It is natural and even healthy that we do, for it shows we are still vitally linked in the web of life. So don’t be afraid of the grief you may feel, nor of the anger or fear; these responses arise, not from some private pathology, but from depths of our mutual belonging. Bow to your pain for the world when it makes itself felt, and honor it as testimony to our interconnectedness.
When Zen poet Thich Nhat Hanh was asked, ‘What do we most need to do to save our world?’…Thich Nhat Hanh answered, ‘What we most need to do is to hear within us the sounds of the Earth crying.’ When we learn to hear that, we discover that our pain for the world and our love for the world are one. And we are made stronger.”
— Joanna Macy from Stories of the Great Turning