Today we decided to cut the final week off of our time in Cotacachi due to Coronavirus travel restrictions. We are disappointed and a little frantic, what with trying to finish our installation and reschedule our closing event. That said, many things have been going smoothly, so we’ll talk about one of those.
Last week, we spent a day at Colegio Americano de Quito, leading two forgive/forget themed workshops for high school students. The students were engaged and generous with their ideas. The workshop went like this:
Introductions (10 min) - who we are! who they are!
Forgive, Forget, Both, Neither (15 min) - we read off a series of wrongs and the students move to the corner of the room that corresponds with their opinion of the forgivability, forget-ability, or lack thereof of the wrong, then we discuss
Interviews (10 min) - students pair off and ask each other three simple questions about a memory of a specific experience forgiving or forgetting
Blocks (45 min) - students decorate the blocks for either the forgive or the forget side of the sculpture
The workshops resulted in many cool artworks, which we will incorporate into our interactive sculpture during our abbreviated time left in Ecuador. Here are some photos of the pieces made by the 11th graders at Colegio Americano de Quito.
Say You're Sorry is a multimedia exploration of forgiveness and redemption. From September 2019 through May 2020, Call Your Mom will be developing various aspects of Say You're Sorry at residencies across the country and abroad. In the summer of 2020, we will return to the US to tour our performance and workshop series. Check back here for project updates throughout the year.
Call Your Mom (Emma Bergman, E Cadoux, Sophie Goldberg, Mia Massimino)