Photo by Catalina Kulczar 

Photo by Catalina Kulczar 

Photo by Catalina Kulczar 

This participatory installation is a part of GATHER: A series of monuments and rituals

Artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya transforms the Paul Milstein Reflecting Pool into a site that honors the grieving process. Nine sculptures serve as beacons of reflection, lighting a path forward from losses that so many of us have suffered in the last few years. With this installation, visitors engage in a ritual reminiscent of Loi Krathong, a celebrated Thai festival of gratitude, forgiveness, and respect. Participants are invited to release a floating vessel to carry away their burdens, worries, or grief gently into the pool. Each vessel reflects the sky as it drifts along the water, forming a flotilla of shared struggle. The installation serves as a gentle reminder that while grief never fully leaves us, we can temper sorrow by embracing the many forms that grief and healing may take. 

The participatory events feature Sugar Vendil/Isogram
Sugar Vendil, Artistic Director & Performer
Grace Aki, Performer
Chris Ignacio, Performer
Muyassar Kurdi, Performer
Cindy Lan, Performer
Thea Little, Performer
JuYoung Ma, Performer
Veronica Mak, Performer
Linda McBride, Performer

Music: Islands of the sea by Sugar Vendil (2022) – world premiere

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Guest Services at 212-875-5456 or [email protected].

 

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