ROSE RIVER MEMORIAL

BBAX hosts a site specific installation by renowned artist Marcos Lutyens.

 A handcrafted installation of a memorial to COVID-19, reflecting pandemic deaths on the Westside.

This local installation will contribute towards a nationwide scale memorial.

A NATIONAL HANDCRAFTED COVID-19 MEMORIAL OUTDOORS AT BERGAMOT STATION ARTS CENTER MARCH 25TH, 5PM

Meeting ID: 984 0432 9715

Passcode: 976158

The Westside installation, has been on display in the main gallery of Building Bridges Art Exchange since December 2020, offering visitors and community an opportunity to grieve by making roses as well as contemplating a wall of roses while listening to music by celebrated Los Angeles based composer Yuval Ron and taking solace in a meditative induction created by Rose River Memorial by artist Marcos Lutyens. The installation includes the scent of Roses created by the Institute for Art and Olfaction.

 

The final installation will be placed outdoors at the Bergamot Station Arts Center Parking lot on March 25th. The unveiling will be live streamed for the public at 5pm and will be honored with the presence of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Manager, Shannon Daut, Rose River Memorial’s creator, Marcos Lutyens, Building Bridges Art Exchange’s Director, Marisa Caichiolo, and the rest of the participant partners Galleries.

Rose River Memorial is honoring the westside deaths from Malibu south to El Segundo, and east to La Cienega Boulevard, Building Bridges Art Exchange is partnering with all the Art Galleries at Bergamot Station to make this healing community project possible, also partnering with the Kiwanis Club Division 35 to make the final goal possible.

 

“For this westside memorial, our goal is to include as many locally handmade roses as possible, to deeply engage the community with this act of collective grief,” said Rose River memorial creator Marcos Lutyens. “Volunteers who make roses tell us that it brings them great comfort and peace in these difficult days. Family members who are grieving are comforted by this idea of strangers recognizing and remembering the enormity of this pandemic in such a beautiful way.”

 

Building Bridges Art Exchange and Rose River Memorial partnering with the Art Galleries at Bergamot (Rose Gallery, Robert Berman Art Auction, Craig Krull Gallery, BG Gallery, City Garage, Lois Lambert Gallery, Functional Art Gallery, William Turner Gallery among others) are asking locals to help build the Memorial. Roses are made with felt and glue following instructions in English and Spanish.

 

“At Building Bridges we feel very honored to have the possibility to bring Rose River Installation at Bergamot Station and have a collective grieving for the community of Santa Monica” said Marisa Caichiolo, Founder and Director of Building Bridges Art Exchange. “Currently as a product of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the world population is experiencing a series of losses at different levels that has caused a collective sadness, grieving is needed and will have to be processed little by little as soon as this confinement ends. The installation will be a sacred space where people can connect with their own feelings and senses to experience their own grieving, individually or in a collective way (with families and friends).” Read the latest press release here.

CONTRIBUTE BY COLLECTING A FREE ROSE MAKING KIT

 

You can contribute to this landmark art piece by collecting a free rose making kit, making roses, attending the virtual opening, or booking an appointment to create a moment of meditation for you and your family in front of this healing immersive experience.

 

Kits made possible by the generosity of Building Bridges Art Exchange board members. Instructions are available in English and Spanish at here.

 

Building Bridges Art Exchange

Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2

Santa Monica, CA 90404

ROSE RIVER MEMORIAL

Una instalación del aclamado artista Marcos Lutyens y co-fundadora Dra. Tilly Hinton

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Building Bridges Art Exchange expondrá una instalación de arte como parte del Rose River Memorial por Marcos Lutyens y Dra. Tilly Hinton. Será una sección inicial de un monumento nacional de rosas hechas a mano y dedicadas a las muertes por COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos.

 

La instalación reconoce cada vida arrebatada por COVID-19 en la parte oeste de Los Ángeles, y está abierta al público del 12 de diciembre al 16 de enero, con una apertura virtual el 12 de diciembre a las 2pm.

 

La instalación es una experiencia psicomágica inmersiva inspirada en el simbolismo de las rosas rojas, así como en el enfoque del cineasta Alejandro Jodorwsky de sanar a la comunidad a través de la imaginación combinada con la experiencia y la expresión encarnadas. En el espacio, los visitantes serán invitados a concentrarse en una pared austera de cientos de rosas rojas hechas a mano, una por cada muerte, mientras escuchan música del célebre compositor Yuval Ron y se consuelan con una inducción meditativa creada por el aclamado artista de Rose River Memorial, Marcos Lutyens. Habrá materiales disponibles para que los visitantes hagan una rosa durante su visita o podrán traer rosas que hayan hecho en casa.

 

Esta instalación apela a la antigua e ilimitada idea de devoción. Dedicando atención a recordar a los muertos. Dedicando tiempo a llorar y cuidar de sí mismo y de los demás. Apela al consuelo y el poder de las prácticas devocionales de meditación y oración, en muchas formas diversas. Las rosas simbolizan el amor, la transición del espíritu, el duelo por los muertos y la búsqueda de consuelo, y el color rojo refleja el coraje, la fuerza y, por supuesto, el amor. La rosa es el emblema floral oficial de los Estados Unidos, y tradicionalmente las rosas rojas aparecen en los funerales, a menudo dispuestas en ramos encima del ataúd. El Rose River Memorial es un ataúd simbólico hecho a mano para la nación.

 

La eventual pieza de instalación nacional, que contendrá más de un cuarto de millón de rosas, está prevista para 2022. Building Bridges tiene el honor de ser el segundo lugar de instalación comunitaria para esta ambiciosa e importante obra de arte. Lea el último comunicado de prensa aquí.

 

CONTRIBUYE RECOGIENDO UN KIT DE FABRICACIÓN DE ROSAS GRATIS

 

Puede contribuir a esta obra de arte histórica recolectando un conjunto de artículos de fabricación para hacer rosas gratis, haciendo rosas, asistiendo a la inauguración virtual o reservando una cita para crear un momento de meditación para usted y su familia frente a esta experiencia de inmersión curativa.


Los conjuntos hechos posibles gracias a la generosidad de los miembros de la junta de Building Bridges Art Exchange. Las instrucciones están disponibles en inglés y español aquí.

 

Building Bridges Art Exchange

Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2

Santa Monica, CA 90404

 OUR GRANTS 

Supported in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica & Art of Recovery, an initiative of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs

Support in part by a grant from the Los Angeles County

Department of Arts & Culture

Support from the

National Performance

Network (NPN)

Support from the Consulate General of the Netherlands

in New York

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