Atlas.Promisi

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Merikai Studio is in the running for a local grant and needs your vote! March 1-15

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In Life we spill many contracts from our lips

When we lose someone or something

Whether in death or distance

We are left with the promises we made

We have to decide

What to do with those heavy words

Atlas.Promisi is a collaborative investigation in commitments. For this installation, Merikai Studio will be collecting promises anonymously from all over the country via small submission boxes, email and a PO box. All of the promises collected will be compiled together for a touring performance installation and a small book at the end of 2019. Kailani Dobson, the artistic director, uses dance and movement integrated with 2-D art and sculptural work to tell her stories. The promises will be informing the entire movement portion. In essence, the piece will be collaboratively created solely out of the confessions collected throughout the community. Kailani will also be holding meditative movement explorations at Ormao Dance Company throughout the artistic process that will inspire the installation and give the community an opportunity to interact further with the art and artist.

Write down one promise

vow

affirmation

contract

pledge

to yourself or another

kept or unkept

silent or spoken

told in truth or as a means for deceit

spilled from your lips or tumbled from another’s

just a promise

PROMISE COUNT: 137

(As of Feb. 27)

TO SUBMIT A PROMISE VIA EMAIL:

-MUST BE HANDWRITTEN

-Send a photo of the handwritten promise to Atlas.promisi@gmail.com

-Keep an eye out for your promise to be shared on the Instagram  page

*Disclaimer: All promises sent in will be used as inspiration for the piece but only submissions collected via the submission boxes and PO Box will be utilized in the gallery installation.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A SUBMISSION BOX IN YOUR BUSINESS/NON-PROFIT FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW

CURRENT LOCATIONS:

  • Fairport Pharmacy & Coffee (Fairport, NY)
  • NBCBC (Colorado Springs, CO)

COMING SOON:

  • Ormao Dance Company (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • La Henna (Manitou Springs, CO)
  • Manitou Art Center (Manitou Springs, CO)

Instagram:

@Atlas.Promisi

@merikai_lani

Facebook:

Atlas.Promisi

PO Box:

(COMING SOON)

 

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