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Sanatorium: Mudras

May 30, 2015, 11:00am

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Pedro Reyes, Sanatorium, 2011–present. Group activity, props, and relational objects. Installation view of Sanatorium, 2013. Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Pedro Reyes, Sanatorium, 2011–present. Group activity, props, and relational objects. Installation view of Sanatorium, 2013. Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Saturday, may 30

11:00 am-1:00 pm & 2:00-4:00 PM

Drop-in program. Activity lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Part of the Occupational Therapy exhibition, Sanatorium is a living artwork by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes that explores art and psychology. This transient clinic provides short “therapies,” using a combination of ritual, play, and experimentation, run by volunteer “therapists.” 

Mudras are symbolic gestures often performed with the fingers and hands that guide the flow of the body’s energy. Think of an issue that you would like to address, visualize how to improve or change it, and translate what you see and feel into a gesture using your hands. Incorporate other parts of your body if you’d like. Learn and practice several mudras, then invent some of your own.