1000 Tiny Mirrors is a collaborative performance project fiercely centering vulnerability and complexity as a means to resist compartmentalization and passification of our divergence and connection. Incorporating multimedia work, original music and other skill-sets such as aerial rope, we offer anthems uplifting the messy reality that connects and creates us. 1000 Tiny Mirrors is continually evolving and grounded in the belief that each action is a collaboration; that creative work is always and undeniably made in the dynamism of relationship.
The project inquires into the spaces that embody the complexities of creating; sustaining and responding, affirming the ache, risk, conflict, joy, humor, sincerity, queer-loving, in-between, undone, rage, grief, heartbreak, taboo, mistakes, perseverance and the transformation of ourselves as reflections of our complex ecologies. We honor felt experiences as a means to reflect reality more fully. We create spaciousness to get us through the storms and the crush of oppression. We show reverence to the inherent resistance and brilliance that is holding and caring for what we were not meant to through the methods of imperialism, capitalism, erasure and implicitness. 1000 Tiny Mirrors is an invitation to breathe into the lived paradoxes and conflicts of devising solutions based in care, equity and dignity for the earth we inhabit and the people and creatures who are a part of it.
About the Exhibition
LAZY STITCH // May 3 - July 21, 2018
Organized by artist Cannupa Hanska Luger
Collaborating artists: Chip Thomas, Jesse Hazelip, Kali Spitzer, Kathy Elkwoman Whitman, 1000 Tiny Mirrors
OPENING EVENTS | Thursday, May 3, 5 - 9 pm
Performance by 1000 Tiny Mirrors @ 7 pm
Gallery Conversation with artists | Friday, May 4, 1 pm (free, but pre-register requested)
Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Art @ Ent Center for the Arts
Generously sponsored by the CU Diversity & Excellence Fund
Organized by artist Cannupa Hanska Luger, Lazy Stitch will interpret the concept of the bead as connection point for human beings across land, race, culture, gender and time. Four contemporary artists from diverse backgrounds working in collaboration with Hanska Luger will investigate the notion of the bead as object. Through multiple installations the artists will engage the idea that there is a hole in all of us and what we consume and what we waste is the thread that connects us all. As Hanska Luger states, “We are all beads, threaded together in a larger work; diverse individually yet together we create a larger social structure dependent on one another and the land for survival.”