A Concurrence w/ Brightening AIR - the Art of Molly Mohseni
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 10:30AM
A Contemporary Form for Art’s Reception
A "Concurrence" is an hour-long event designed for communal reception and sharing of visual art. Inspired by Slow Art Day, a Concurrence is a contemporary form working to recontextualize visual art back towards its mythic and ritual origins of communal meaning and nurturance. The form begins by taking approximately fifteen minutes in which participants (approximately ten) quietly stand and take in the various visual art objects presented at the venue. Those present that would prefer not to participate are asked to stand quietly on the side. After fifteen minutes a circle of chairs is made and the participants sit together. One by one, each person may share their experience, thoughts, sensations and feelings, for a minute or two, or not, and may choose to pass. After each person in the circle has shared the circle opens up to responses, comments and conversation for another five to ten minutes. This is followed by a quiet moment and then the Concurrence closes.
The form of a Concurrence allows for the experience of art to return to its communal roots. While we no longer believe in an overarching, homogenous, cultural story that we live by, we do all share a desire for human richness and depth of experience. A Concurrence provides an opportunity for cross-sector enrichment and for a shared intuitive development of our communal desire for wholeness.
The Concurrence model was designed by Jordan Wolfson.