Entering the third year of the Covid-19/Omicron Pandemic we have established a routine in which wearing masks and social distancing have become second nature for many of us. While adapting to changes over the past two years we have begun to transition from Zoom land and other earlier online platforms to various hybrid forms of-in person and digital interactions. The precautionary processes of living during a pandemic has created a new lens with novel ways to reimagine learning outside traditional constraints. Time- once established is fleeting, it yields the memories of our experience creating the essential framework for story-sharing.
“Passing by… Me” is a ritual/performance in which we are asked to recall or access memories which are seemingly concrete. A memory is rarely recounted in just the same way as was experienced initially; the passage of time works to alter or rewrite our memories creating new links which may more readily bind us to/with the cosmic recollections of others. Here we acknowledge the positives of our ‘forgetful’ nature and dream of the day our minds will restore memory and clarify purpose. “Passing by… Me” is a live ritual performance in which Living Studios Artists and the public are encouraged to participate. All dialogue will be cherished and chronicled via the “the everything mind/hive” after which our shared, in/perfect reminisces will be transferred to earthen casings will be liberated during a brief observance on the banks of the Willamette river, witnessed by a live audience at Living Studios and by those who wish to attend the riverbank ceremonial virtually.
special thanks to Julianna Souther