Peregrine Bermas and Abena Motaboli present:
“Wayfinding: Collective Love Rituals”
Join Interdisciplinary artist Abena Motaboli and Peregrine Bermas for an intimate workshop on wayfinding through collective love rituals. This workshop will be a space for collective care, healing, and nourishing together.
Centered on their shared connection to land, belonging, and healing, the artists will explore ideas surrounding All About Love by Bell Hooks, Netflix documentary In Our Mothers’ Garden, and the poem Ancestors and I by Tori Ashley Matos.
Interdisciplinary artists Abena Motaboli and Peregrine Bermas have been in conversation as comrades, artists, and dear friends.Their work harmonizes at the locus of belonging, healing, and land. Through their shared diasporic and immigrant backgrounds, they engage deeply in reciprocal relationships with the land – reminding us to remember where we come from, and honor the work of our matriarchs and lineage through the soils.
A remix of the traditional lecture or panel, In-Session is a critical interdisciplinary salon that incorporates reading, conversation, and performance together. The salons are focused on a selection from a shared reading list which is compiled based on a theme. After the conversation on the selected works, it is activated by performance and participation—music, song, poetry, dance or movement. This season’s theme is call and response. Call-and-Response is an oral tradition often found in music, rituals, or spiritual practices of Sub-Saharan African cultures. It begins with a phrase by the main orator or singer to which one or more audience members will respond or echo. This tradition is used for celebratory purposes as well as for solemn reflections. It was carried over to the Americas via the trans-Atlantic slave trade where kidnapped Africans would sing together and call out to one another.