A video and sound installation in development by Nicole Betancourt and Bray Poor exploring the human body as a microcosm of the Earth through the experiences of loss, illness, and healing. Grieving for the ravages of climate change, like grieving for lost abilities with a chronic illness, is ongoing and often involves fears about an uncertain future. “Unfixing” refers to moving out of a fixed position created by fear as a reaction to pain – a shift in perspective allowing pain, but also healing and connection.
Andrew Dolan, Electric Ladybug Community Garden Member
Pilot created with support from the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). The installation is part of the film and outreach project "Patterns" which is Women Make Movies project supported by the Karen Toffler Charitable Trust and NYSCA.
Video Engineer: Jeremy Allen
Associate Producer: Liza Miller
Event Filmed by Braulio Jatar
Memorial prompt from Joanna Macy and The Work That Reconnects
Hosted by the Electric Ladybug Garden community
The artists acknowledge that this event was held on unceded indigenous land of the Lanape people.