Performance
Directed by John Malpede and Henriëtte Brouwers

Commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for WE RISE 2021
Visual Art by Robby Herbst

May 14, and 15, 2021 at 8PM.
At Geffen Contemporary at MOCA plaza
for a by invitation only, physically distanced audience
& on YouTube Live stream
May 14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1_nOxf7t6c
May 15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl4tl_7FBr0

May 6, 4-5pm: WEBINAR Creating the Compassionate City
with Karen Mack, LA Commons; Charles Porter, UCEPP and Jeremy Liu, PolicyLink
Register here

Compassion means “to suffer together”.  Self-deception is a process of denying the significance of feelings, evidence and logic in order to convince oneself of a falsehood.

In our creative process we’re digging in to get a deeper understanding of compassion –and the lack of it.  When finished, the performance will use this understanding to look at conflicted responses to homelessness in the city of LA, right now.  How can everyone recognize the big extent of suffering- with so many people living unhoused — and at the same time not be willing to do enough about it to solve the situation and end the suffering.  City officials and neighborhoods continue to resist doing anywhere near enough.
Why?  As said above: Self-deception is a process of denying the significance of feelings, evidence and logic in order to convince oneself of a falsehood.

And we made a song during our zoom rehearsal: CORONA SONG.