Workshop participants will develop their own Grammar of Grief performances through writing and movement exercises with objects in their homes. Grammar of Grief is a durational practice - a two year studio think tank with multiple engagements prioritizing affective, somatic and phenomenological research and group debate and discussion on how we recognize losses and how we metabolize them. Participants will develop and share their own images or video of memorial performances to workshop with the group, ultimately culminating in valuable contributions to the Grammar of Grief Handbook - a living online resource for people seeking memorial practices which can help them work through the losses in their lives.
This workshop is organized by Temple Contemporary in partnership with the Tyler School of Art and Architecture's Fibers & Material Studies Program and the Fabric Workshop and Museum. This workshop is supported by Temple University
Images courtesy of the artist. Grammar of Grief, Cake, 2020
Photography by Dorothy R. Santos