august, 2019

8aug5:00 pm- 9:00 pmPerformance: Bañera de Flora

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Event Details

WHAT:

Visit the Walters Art Museum in August for a public artwork installation created by ​Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown​, a performance artist, interdisciplinary fabricator, filmmaker, mother of four, self-love champion, and unicorn.

Over the course of two days, the artist will assume the role of a lifeguard, monitoring and protecting the galleries of 15th-century Northern Art as a ​safe space for self-love​. Attendees are invited to observe de la Brown as she directs visitors around the space and uses flowers in a bathing ritual.

WHY:

In a modern world that is constantly discussing the importance of “self-care”, de la Brown’s installation encourages you to think about ​how women have done this in the past​ while bringing you back to ​how you incorporate this into your everyday life​.

HOW:

de la Brown’s installation is an​ immersive celebration of self-healing and rebirth​ activated by an ancient feminine practice of ritual bathing. Ritual bathing is known as a way to purify the vessel, calm the mind, open the spirit, and release that which no longer serves. De la Brown explores the ​connections between historical religious rituals and the habits and patterns of our everyday, modern lives.

Large-scale sculptural objects ​have been fabricated and installed by de la Brown in the Walters Art Museum for a limited time. Guests are encouraged to engage with these objects during the ​immersive activation ​including a large transparent bath vessel for ritual bathing in public space, a lifeguard chair serving as throne, an ethereal white garment adorned with crystals, two video light-box-style installations, and sound elements to ​activate the senses​.

Attendees are then encouraged to return on August 15th for a ​self-care workshop to develop individual self-care kits ​and take learnings from the installation into their day-to-day life.

WHERE:
All activities are​ open to the public ​at the Walters Art Museum.

WHEN:

  • ●  Thursday, August 8: ​Public Ritual Bath Performance 5pm-8:30pm
  • ●  Thursday-Sunday, August 8-11:​ Installation Open to the Public
  • ●  Saturday, August 10: ​Public Ritual Bath Performance 11am-4pm
  • ●  Sunday, August 11:​ Installation Open to the Public
  • ●  Thursday, August 15: ​Workshop 6:30pm-8:30pm

    ABOUT NICOLETTA:

    Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown is a performance artist, interdisciplinary fabricator, filmmaker, producer, host, mother of four, self-love champion, and unicorn. Nicoletta is the founder of Vida Mágica Love LLC, providing ​healing-centered engagement through interactive workshops, immersive activations, and multi-sensory experiences. ​Nicoletta is Black Latinx; proud to be a first generation Panamanian born in the United States and comes from a long line of healers.

    As an Artist, Nicoletta puts energy into developing works that communicate with her core and to others about the beauty of existence. Her work is about ​light, connection, spirituality, and love.​ She ​fabricates sculptural installations​ and ​creates performances that are meant to communicate introspection​. She is motivated by the idea of the collective oneness; that all is interconnected.

Time

(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

The Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201

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