Jan. 21: Moving With Grief with Brianna L. Hernández 

Jan 21, 2023

Moving with Grief is part of the free Spring 2023 Workshop Series at Liberated Planet Studio.


Workshop Description:

Exploring the unspoken aspects of grief and mourning, participants will create movement-based video sketches from personal perspectives, guided prompts, and support from the artist. Folks are encouraged to bring a personal memento related to their own experience with grief. This can be an actual object or a photograph of the item and could be a keepsake, a song recording, a poem or letter, a piece of clothing, or a photo of a loved one. We will be moving around and using charcoal as a warm up activity so comfortable clothing is recommended. What else to bring: Something to write with and on and your smartphone to record.

Workshop Facilitator Brianna L. Hernández 
Brianna L. Hernández is a Chicana artist, curator, educator, and death doula guided by socially-engaged values. In developing as an artist, Brianna credits her late mother, Sylvia D. Hernández, as her most significant mentor. Brianna’s studio practice focuses on end-of-life care, grieving processes, and mourning rituals based on lived experience, cultural research, and collaborations with peers. In addition to formal artworks, she offers workshops for viewers to self-educate on grief and end-of-life planning through the safety of the creative process. As a curator, Brianna works with artists to make socially-charged topics publicly accessible in order to create opportunities for education and empathy. She also collaborates with community health researchers to incorporate the arts into public health projects through curatorial consulting. Brianna proudly serves as Director of Curation and Board Secretary at Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, New York.

Launched by 2022 Catalyst Wall Scholar, Ayasha Guerin and supported by the PWIAS Catalyst Collaboration Fund, Liberated Planet Studio provides practice space and a free Saturday workshop series for artists and activists interested in ecological and movement research at the intersections of social and environmental justice.