MY ENEMY (ME)

You are invited to join the Moscow community in an interactive art experience:

myenemySan Francisco artist Yisrael K. Feldsott and a team of creative spirits will be bringing MY ENEMY (ME) to Moscow for a one-day interactive art installation on October 2, 2013.  ME asks its guests to consider:  “What if your enemy is as human as you?”   The exhibit will be open for viewing, meditation, and participation, from 12 p.m. – 9 p.m., with a Vigil for Peace and Healing at 6:30 p.m.  The location for the exhibit is Tank 41, the steel silo at the corner of 6th and Jackson in downtown Moscow.

The core of this “traveling medicine road show” consists of painted 5-foot tall silhouettes, kneeling and handcuffed. Alongside them stand monks aflame, recalling the protesters who self-immolated in Saigon and Tibet. The backdrop will be a series of 5×6 metal plates bearing words in many languages such as: Father, Lover, Sister, Brother, Mother, Friend, Daughter, Son.  A documentary film crew will capture the reactions of onlookers and participants, and will update the ME community through http://www.myenemy.org/ and other social media.

Visitors to the exhibit will be offered wooden birds for drawing and painting.  With additions of color, prayers, and blessings, they will be included with the exhibit as it travels across the United States.

Upon the conclusion of the 10,000-mile trip, the filmmakers will create a feature-length documentary that will act as an educational tool seeking to find new paths of human connection and healing in this age-old story of division and pain.

The ME Project is a call to move through the world with more heart, in places of peace and places of conflict.  Stops on the tour include:

St. Gregory’s of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco, CA
Tank 41, Silos Theatre in the Round, Moscow, ID
Intencions Gallery, Jackson, WY
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, Longmont, CO
Site of Wounded Knee Massacre, Pine Ridge, SD
Equality House, Topeka, KS
Tibet House, New York, NY
Studio Vendome, New York, NY

Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.  Please spread the word to people you know.

 

To learn more about My Enemy, visit the website and watch the 3.5 minute video:

http://www.myenemy.org/ (donations to the project are welcome and appreciated)

Yisrael K. Feldsott’s website:
http://www.feldsott.com/

A link to an insightful article on Feldsott’s return to the art world from San Francisco Weekly:
http://nebula.wsimg.com/490797f8db3b3904d276f04aa4849474?AccessKeyId=745EB09F5FFAB30280D5&disposition=0

Bios of My Enemy’s spirited team members:

http://www.myenemy.org/who.html

With special thanks to the following Moscow individuals and organizations for their support and help bringing this event to our place:  John and Miranda Anderson, Tom Lamar, Jesica DeHart, Andriette Pieron, Jamie Nekich, Tara Hoger, Maree McHugh, Nara Woodland, Dayna Willbanks, Jay Feldman, Three Tall Women, Radio Free Moscow, Moscow Art Theatre (Too), Bookpeople, Andriette’s Bed, Book and Bicycle, Prichard Art Gallery, Elements of Wellness, and Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute.

Jeanne Clothiaux, My Enemy Moscow Organizer:  clotjean@isu.edu

 

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About nwchr

The Northwest Coalition for Human Rights (NWCHR) exists to facilitate connections and communication among organizations and individuals who are engaged in human rights and social justice work in the Northwest region of the United States, with special focus on the Inland Northwest. The coalition, inspired by Bill Wassmuth's former Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, will give strength to those working at the local level by allowing them to share resources, information, and ideas, as well as making them part of a larger support system. The University of Idaho Office of Human Rights, Access, and Inclusion (HRAI) in Moscow serves as the administrative home for the NWCHR, and the Coalition strives to build strong membership from throughout Idaho and eastern Washington, as well as from other parts of the Northwest region. All are welcome to join NWCHR and give their input.
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