CONTACT TRACING: A VIRTUAL RITUAL, 2021, ONLINE
What is Loss & Resilience?
Nearly all of us have had something to grieve over the last year—loss of loved ones, loss of connection, loss of experiences, loss of stability, loss of community, loss of a sense of identity. And many of us have been dealing with ambiguous losses for a long time. Through generations.
We know that creativity and ritual help us on our journey toward resilience. We’ve seen how listening and sharing stories help us acknowledge and manage grief and loss, however specific or ambiguous.
Art We’ve Made
Contact Tracing: A Virtual Ritual
Stories and rituals help us through life’s most difficult moments. Contact Tracing is a new, interactive story-based ceremony that attempts to cross the distances between us and our visions of how this past year was supposed to be. Guided by three storytellers, you’ll become a part of a collective exploration of ambiguous loss and the road we build toward resilience.
Are you interested in how ritual affects our lives? Are you interested in how different people carry a sense of grief and loss? Are you interested in community connections? Email us if you’d like to organize this virtual ritual for a specific group.
Guests are encouraged to bring a collection of natural and sentimental items and participate in a ceremony we’ll make together. We’ll send you a list of items to collect prior to your attendance date.
Created by Leah Cooper. Performed and facilitated by Aimee K. Bryant, Megan Kim, and Oogie_Push. Directed by Kari Olk. Music and videos by Peter Morrow.
At the end of 2020, we asked members of Wonderlust’s community what ideas they have for rebuilding community in 2021.
We created short videos that include many of their answers.