FInished just in time for Dia De Los Muertos! This was my only individual project for The Mechanisms in Urban Engagement class at CCA. It’s called Griefcase, and it’s a way for making art related to grief, and sharing it through a shared folder which acts as a mechanism connecting the individual artist to other expressions made using the case.
The project spanned five weeks and involved rigorous investigation, user testing, and expansive interviews. I learned so much connecting with grief groups in the East Bay, conversations with Art Therapists and Psychologists, and participants in the field.
I was deeply moved by the sharing of experiences from close friends who chose to be the first users of the case. I have concluded initial research and it will be ready for use next week. If you want to use the case feel free to contact me.
I’m looking for a first round set of twenty individuals to start the case art archive. After these initial creative works, the case will operate in it’s intended use, whereby making a work and adding to the case, the participant will take an artwork to keep as their own, making the case self-regulating and a living expression of shared experiences.