Concept Created by Cassie Thornton
Facilitation by a growing team of peers
April 15 – July 15, 2021; Groups of four will be able to sign up for two-hour long Minimum Viable Hologram sessions at various days and times
Registration will open April 15 and be available at http://thehologram.xyz/MVH.
Participants are invited to sign up for an intimate two-hour facilitated session of The Hologram, which is intended to demonstrate a practice of radical care among a group of peers. The simple but transformative method demonstrates how we can distribute the labour of care differently, creating sustainable energy—rather than exhaustion—and aiming us towards a social world where more people have the tools to participate in caregiving relationships. Using the principles of The Hologram project, participants are invited to sign up in groups of four, with one participant asking three others to join in on a guided conversation about their physical, social, and emotional health. The session will show how many of our basic needs can often be met through carefully negotiated relationships with peers rather than through systems that are too frequently exclusionary, inaccessible, and tied to capitalist frameworks.
About the Artist
Cassie Thornton is an artist and activist from the US, currently living in Canada. She refers to herself as a feminist economist, a title that frames her work as that of a social scientist actively preparing for the economics of a future society that produces health and life without the tools that reproduce oppression— like money, police, or prisons. She has produced large and small social projects and writings with activist and art organizations, festivals, conferences, and institutions including Transmediale, Bemis Center for the Arts, MoneyLab, Furtherfield Gallery, MayWorks-Halifax, Strike Debt, Headlands Center for the Arts, Cannonball Miami, Volta Fair in Basel, Mass Arts, PS-1, Brooklyn Museum, Flux Factory, Gallery 400 in Chicago, Southern Exposure, SFMoMA, EFA Project Space, and more. She is currently the co-director of the Re-Imagining Value Action Lab in Thunder Bay, an art and social center at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada.
A Blade of Grass’ public programs are made available for free thanks to the generous funding of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; David Rockefeller Fund; SPArt; New York State Council on the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; and our beloved community of individual supporters.