Dec 22nd 2019

oin us for “Breath | Body: Collective Sigh” with Silvia Inés Gonzalez, organized by Rhonda Wheatley. Brunch included.

What do you want to be free of/from?
What do you want to transform?
What do you want to build after the release?
What do you want to manifest?
Breath | Body: Collective Sigh is a release, reflection, and manifestation workshop that invites the body to take the breaths it needs. It will be a time to consider the ways our body organizes within itself to heal as well as the ways our collective functioning operates to manifest larger socio-political liberation. Through breathing techniques, we will work to meditate and check in with the different areas of our physical selves. As a form of release, we will be creating and archiving the quieter sounds of release during a sort of close-out participatory performance. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Silvia Gonzalez is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator in Chicago actively participating in spaces where collective wellness takes on critical dialogue, art making, and community building. Her visual and audio work are a ballad to nostalgia–the borderline between myth and memory. Silvia has curated and facilitated workshops to address structures of power, imagination, play, confinement, and freedom. Her work has been exhibited at The National Mexican Museum of Art, Woman Made Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, ACRE, and local grassroots art spaces. She is a member of the Chicago ACT Collective, Multiuso, and the 96 ACRES Project. As an organizer for the group POC (People of Color) Artist Space, she connects artists of color from across Chicago to resources through meet-ups and development opportunities. She fiercely believes in the power of people, poetic intervention, and possibility.

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