RONIT LEVIN DELGADO - COLORIZE - October 1 : Performance + Workshop
* Masks and Vaccine Status Required *
Artist Ronit Levin Delgado will present “Colorize", a live multidisciplinary interactive performance, including live music and immersive installation, inviting the audience to engage in an experimental coping ritual, designed to bring us all together to reflect, experience, transform, feel and heal.
In collaboration with artist Amy Wetsch and musicians Jacob Cohen, Ishmaila Diarra and Ilya Dynov.
RONIT LEVIN DELGADO
The current global pandemic has affected everyone. We all struggle to cope with loss in our own way, whether it is the loss of someone in our life, or the loss of our personal freedom or our lives before. This is a universal loss.
For the artist, this was also a personal loss of her paternal sister who died of Covid in Paraguay in April, 2021.
This performance offers an alternative approach to cope with grief through a reinvented purification ritual-performance, as an attempt to purge trauma and heal personal memories.
Processing the different coping stages including Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Fawn, visitors are invited to reflect on personal experiences in a liberating setting, as an alternative crafted ritual approach dedicated to coping and memorialization practice.
Channeling private ruminations of traumatic memories into a purified and infinite flow of symbolic water, transitioning the given white flower petal/thought into a colorful flower using watercolor, adding to the immersive “Drawn Ashore” installation sculpture.
The event takes place following the Jewish high holidays “Yom Kippur” (“Day of Atonement”) and “Rosh Hashana” (The Jewish New Year), and inspired by the tradition of "Tashlich" (casting away your previous year's deeds, burden and pain) between them, inviting the audience to reflect on what they choose to let go of and then transform and discard it symbolically, for a better new year. Combined with the artist's Paraguayan heritage, the traditional Paraguayan "Terere Thermo" (water vessel), covered with the artist's pyrography of flower drawings made by her family in Paraguay and embossed on leather, including of her late sister, carries the water to flow and remind us that life is fluid. The body serves not only as a site of the (performative) identity, but also a vehicle for personal and collective transformation, both physically and mentally.
And of course, closing up the transformation process with a party to celebrate “Joie de vivre” ( joy of life).
7:00 pm - a Somatic healing workshop with martial arts technique with @sacklife
To prepare for the experience, at 7 pm the audience are invited to participate in the Saklife coping tools workshop, focused on Somatic healing, including movement, breathwork, visualization, positive thought framework, all centered around martial arts technique.
RONIT LEVIN DELGADO [ISRAEL/NYC]
Ronit is a 2021 New York City Artist Corps award recipient, thank you NYFA and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs for the support.
@nyfacurrent, @nyculture, @madein_ny, and @queenstheatre
@ronitlevindelgado is an Israeli–born, New York–based multidisciplinary visual artist and a Fulbright Scholar. Her work explores conditions and experiences of instinctual human interactions through the use of the body, rituals, and the intimacy of a kiss. In performances, videos, paintings and sculptural objects, she calls into question the personal narratives of vulnerability and desire. Levin Delgado has had numerous Solo and Two-person exhibitions, and her multimedia work has been widely shown in international group exhibitions in Israel, Europe and the US, including Art Basel Miami, Spring Break Art, Queens Museum, Russian Art Museum, Gutman Museum, The Cell, Grace Exhibition Space, House of Yes, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Magnan Metz, as well as participated in many international collaborations.
Made Possible with: New York City Artist Corp, NYC Cultural Affairs, New York Foundation for the Arts/NYFA
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