Sensopathy Landscape (a ritual spa)

Soft rugs and heated and cooled ceramic sculptures will act as surfaces that participants can lay on to sooth pain or comfort themselves. A ritual fragrance and scent installation will be outside in the entry garden, allowing visitors to pick from a variety of natural materials to burn as offerings for the others in a small bowl. Art materials will be present to make drawings of your body sensations. Nancy Wong (a licensed pelvic floor and massage therapist) will lead the group in a guided meditation and self-massage ritual, taking us deep into an inner landscape where we can create space for collective healing. We are here to share vulnerability, feel our pain, heal our collective ecology, develop resilience, and prepare for future deep adaptation.

Disclaimer: For those who experience scent-sensitivity, please be aware that the fragrances in this exhibit are gentle and only presented outside in the fresh air. Inside the Women’s Center where the meditation and ceramics are presented, is fragrance free.

Please give what you can to support the artists, no one will be turned away. Suggested donation $5-25.

Elizabeth Maldari is a multi-media artist who unites visual and olfactory language to describe and connect patterns of human behavior. She curated multiple exhibits in Boston, MA on the intersection of art and science. In the fall of 2019, she will be launching a magazine to highlight designers creating adaptive, sustainable and future fashion outside the realm of retail. Elizabeth currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. @renta_tart

Sarah Julig constructs sculptural science fiction that prefigures a post-capitalist culture in balance between nature and human technology. Recently, this has taken the form of a series of beaded wearable ceramic sculptures and soothing hot water bottles shaped like alien organs. These objects and drawings are concerned with the relationship between the parts that make them up, the body of the artist or observer, and the environment they are displayed in. Her work has been shown in galleries and publications in the USA and abroad. She was a past resident at the LMCC Swingspace program in New York and the Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale mentoring camp in Korea. Currently Sarah lives and work in Los Angeles, where she makes art, gardens, and brews potions. @sarahjulig, sarahjulig.info

Nancy Wong is a professional Occupational/pelvic floor therapist, and has a background in yoga therapy, mindfulness meditation, and bodywork, as well as health policy and NGO work. Additionally, she completed a 200 hour yoga teacher certification through the Lotus Seed School in Portland, OR. She is trained in basic and advanced levels of Thai massage through the Loi Kroh School of Massage and Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage through the Omsala School in Chiangmai, Thailand. For this event she is presenting an experimental, interactive healing ritual, teaching participants tools to heal each other and themselves, and reclaim our innate wisdom and healing ability from the marketplace. Illness of the body, the mind, heart, spirit are symptoms of imbalance in our collective ecology. To correct these imbalances we have to turn away from systems of oppression and institutionalization, and back towards one another. @sister.nan

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact info@wccw.us at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email info@wccw.us to inquire about free tickets.

Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email info@wccw.us for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.