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Letting Go: Call For Participation
Submission Deadline: April 30th, 2020
"Letting Go" is a large-scale international art project about the role of women today. A visual art exhibition and performance event, it uses the power of ritual to bring women together in a collective release of some of the "old" that no longer serves us in our personal growth, which is so essential in times of crisis.
Like a snake that sheds its skin when it’s outgrown, what is it that you’re yearning to shed? What old habits, long-held memories, deep fears or beliefs that might be amplified in this challenging time do you feel like you’re ready to let go of as they no longer serve you in being "your best version"? What is it, that hinders you from shattering your personal glass ceiling?
I invite you to write down what you wish to let go of on a piece of fabric of your choice. Make it a ceremony by choosing a fabric you like or that you feel supports your intention; It can be a brand-new piece of beautiful color or simply a piece of an old blouse, about the size of a sheet of paper. Pick a pen you love to write down the words. Sign it with your first name, or keep it anonymous. It’s your choice. Most importantly, I’d love for you to make it a celebration to honor yourself!!*
Mail to (preferred): or
PO Box 1112
New York, NY 10276
Submission deadline: April 30th, 2020
I will hand-sew these pieces of fabric into a room-filling skirt in a gallery window in New York City’s Garment District in June 2020. A ritualized event that unites women from all over the world regardless of race, age, religion and social status, the garment will be a tapestry of personal stories reflecting where women stand today and what struggles we face. As the sacred object it is, it will be exhibited over the summer 2020, to culminate in a ritual dance performance where the skirt, which represents the collective fears and obstacles of us women, will be gathered and publicly burnt in a powerful symbol of letting go.
If you sign up for the newsletter here on my website, I will send you project updates, including an invitation to the final performance.
Yana Schnitzler HUMAN KINETICS
*If you're unable to get a hold of a piece of fabric feel free to use a sheet of white paper instead.
Take a photo & send
via text msg to:
I will transfer it onto
a piece of fabric.