Medicine Wheel – 24 Hour Vigil
This will be the last time to see and experience Medicine Wheel -a 24 hour vigil and art installation in commemoration of World AIDS Day on Dec 1st at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Cyclorama.
Each year for 22 years, artist Michael Dowling, had had this event/installation at this site. And each year he has created a different amazing new installation to mark World AIDS Day on Dec 1st and as a way to remember all of those we have lost to this disease.
“This year, the Cyclorama’s doors open at 10:00 pm on Saturday November 30, for the full 24-hours of Sunday, December 1, 2013. Please visit at any time on Dec 1st.”
This is not to be missed.
About the cyclorama: http://www.bcaonline.org/venues/cyclorama.html
Directions to the BCA: http://www.bcaonline.org/visit/directions-and-parking.htm
More info about Medicine Wheel Vigil/Installation: http://mwponline.org/wordpress/?page_id=734
From Michael Dowling:
December 1, 2013
A Day With(Out) Art
World AIDS Day
“For 22 years we have built a place to gather on A Day Without Art also known as
World AIDS Day. In the early years it was used to address the enormity of the loss of what would become the most lethal disease in modern history. To date 35 million people have died from AIDS.
That number is incomprehensible to me, but when I think that that is 35 million individuals I am overwhelmed at what an impact that has had on all of us.
This year to honor the individuals who have used and been remembered in Medicine Wheel we will suspend thousands of offerings; poems, letters, clothing, jewelry, prayers, photos, etc. with red ribbons from the vaulted center of The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.
It will be our last installation of Medicine Wheel at the Boston Center for the Arts.”
Call to Artists
We have a tradition of artists from all disciplines making offering, of music, poetry, dance etc. each year. We hope that you will considering joining us with an offering We sincerely want to celebrate the living retrospective, and embrace the rich heritage this vigil has accumulated in the 20+ years, and the continuing lives of those who have enriched the vigil experience for so many others who have witnessed your past offerings.
This year, the Cyclorama’s doors open at 10:00 pm on Saturday November 30, for the full 24-hours of Sunday, December 1, 2013. Please visit at any time on Dec 1st, and please leave an artistic offering if at all possible. for more info on making an offering Contact Matt Samolis,
Kathleen Bitetti is a practicing visual artist, a curator/art administrator and a public policy and advocacy expert based in South Boston. www.kathleenbitetti.com