A Great Unbridgeable Distance

with Mandy Greer

A Great Unbridgeable Distance will be a series of nightly durational-performance meditations in garden spaces in Bellevue Downtown Park, guided by a trans-disciplinary cohort of guides brought together and costumed by artist Mandy Greer and Fallow Collective. Anyone is invited to assemble around the rough-hewn elm tables, and rest on the communally hand-woven indigo rugs, in this space held for contemplation and learning through hand-work. Together we’ll seek for a sense of place and history in our internal and external landscapes, making peace with our darkness both personally and societally, and pay homage to remembrances of the sweetness of life and the hard work of turning to the light. Over the course of 10 evenings, a non-linear narrative of loss, regret, shame, and also of resiliency, wonder and resistance will be woven together for those who come to participate in any way they desire. Through simple but poetic shared meaningful experiences, all who gather will be guided towards bridging the distances between ourselves and our other companions on this earth.

Learn more about each evening: http://mandygreer.org/fallow-collective/

Full Schedule

Please note, in the event of rain, the nightly performance will be postponed and shifted to another evening of Bellwether. Changes in schedule below last updated: 09/20 1:50 pm

Fri, Sept 14, 6-9pm: ‘Individual and Communal well-being are woven together’ on the Hygeia Communal Weaving Loom (at Bellevue Arts Museum)
Sat, Sept 15: Hygeia Communal Weaving Loom (at the Bellevue Arts Museum)
Mon, Sept 17, 5-8pm: ‘Remembrance and Forgetting’ with movement artist Consuelo Gonzalez  
Tue, Sept 18, 5-8pm: ‘Atonement and Ancient Sweetness: Giving Breath to the Song in the leaves of the Ancient Forest’ with ritualist Timothy White Eagle
Wed, Sept 19, 5-8pm: ‘Translation, mistranslation, mediating between inner and outer worlds’   with movement artist Consuelo Gonzalez
Thur, Sept 20, 5-8pm: ‘Wonder and Resilience: honoring hidden memories in the land, reintegrating what we ostracize’ with dance makers Alyza DelPan-Monley and Lorraine Lau
Fri, Sept 21, 5-8pm: ‘The Sacred and Extractive bound together’ with Mandy Greer and Fallow Collective
Sat, Sept 22, 5-8pm: Canceled due to rain
Sun, Sept 23, 4-7: ‘Wonder and Resilience: There is no one who is outside the human community’ with dance makers Alyza DelPan-Monley and Lorraine Lau

Mandy Greer is a multidisciplinary artist working in a symbiotic way with fiber-based installation, photography/film, performance, social and environmental interactivity and knowledge-sharing. She is inspired to challenge and blend the boundaries between these ways of making, particularly the boundaries between performer/artist and audience, and between process and final product. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and she has been received many awards including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Artist Trust Fellowship, GAP grant, City Artists Grant, 4Culture Individual Artists Grant and the New Foundation Residency Award.

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Time & Place

Fri, Sept 14, 6-9pm & Sat, Sept 15 12-3pm
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Mon, Sept 17 – Sun, Sept 23, 5-8pm
Formal Gardens (northeast corner of Bellevue Downtown Park)
10201 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98004