REGENERATION: (Soma)tic Rituals with CAConrad
CAConrad will turn Cut a Door in the Wolf, Jason Dodge’s exhibition at MACRO, into a space of creative rituals. Together with the poet, visitors will work with (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals, which to the poet can help us see the creative viability in everything around us.
CAConrad has created “writing rituals using the night sky to design homemade star constellations, another ritual to dream with crows, and many others from talking with trees, ghosts, translating Shakespeare’s sonnets with crystals, and coping with the destroyed wilderness of our planet.”
Starting on 11 December 2021, the poet will spend one week within the walls of the museum, day and night. During the day, visitors are encouraged to visit the exhibition space to work with CAConrad or learn more about their practice.
The poet has been working with the ancient technologies of poetry and ritual since 1975. They are the author of AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration (Wave Books, 2021). Other titles include While Standing in Line for Death and Ecodeviance. The Book of Frank is now available in 9 different languages. They received a Creative Capital grant, a Pew Fellowship, a Lambda Literary Award, and a Believer Magazine Book Award. They teach at Columbia University in New York City and Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam.
On Saturday 11 December the museum will be open from 12 pm to 10 pm.
The CAConrad intervention will start at 6 pm.