Dr. Kathryn Barush: landscapes and inscapes: a pilgrimage through art

Thursday, October 14th 2021, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Online Event, 2400 Ridge Rd Berkeley, CA 94709

Dr. Kathryn Barush explores the idea of installation art as an embodied experience of pilgrimage.

From the earliest centuries to today, humans have mapped one sacred landscape onto another to engender an experience of closeness to their ancestors, to their homeland, or to the divine. It is a practice that crosses cultures and time – from the Jain mandalas linked to far-away Mount Meeru to seven-circuit labyrinths in turf and stone. Such kinetic, synesthetic, and haptic artistic expressions have taken on a particular urgency in this time of pandemic as travel was curtailed and loved ones were far out of reach. This talk will explore the idea of installation art as an embodied experience of pilgrimage that helps foster a sense of connection and communitas.

This event is hosted by Bridge Projects, a contemporary art gallery and curatorial project based in Los Angeles, featuring experimental, research-driven exhibitions by local and international artists. Bridge Projects aims their programming at fostering more advanced and open interdisciplinary explorations of the relations between contemporary art, spirituality, and religious traditions.

This event is free and open to the public. Sign up now!

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