How to Trap a Demon

Alumni Resident Tamar Ettun invites participants to “trap” their inner demons. During the first session, participants will engage remotely in a playful, experimental movement that considers how bodies move, both together and alone, as an expression of healing. Using fruit and household items as props for these exercises, Ettun will lead participants through a series of multisensory movements to uncover our demons. Once our demons are identified, participants will use art to gather up some protective magic and trap our demons as we make our own incantation bowls, also known as devil-trap bowls, using household items like a paper plate, polymer clay, or paper and tape.

Date: This two-part workshop meets on Tuesday, June 9 and Tuesday, June 16. Each session is from 7-8pm EST.

Audience: Open to anyone willing to confront their demons via movement and art.

Materials: For the first session, please wear comfortable clothes you can move in. For the second session, please gather either paper, writing utensils, scissors, and tape or polymer clay.

Participants can opt-in to receive texts from Lilith, the empathic demon, for poetry, drawings, and movement exercises leading up to the class by texting 833-575-1049.

Tamar Ettun is a sculptor and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Ettun received her MFA from Yale University in 2010 where she was awarded the Alice English Kimball Fellowship. She studied at Cooper Union in 2007, while earning her BFA from Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem. She has had exhibitions and performances at Pioneer Works, PERFORMA, Sculpture Center, Madison Square Park, Art Omi Sculpture Garden, The Barrick Museum UNLV, The Watermill Center, e-flux, Herzelia Biennial, Knockdown Center, Bryant Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, Uppsala Art Museum, Fridman Gallery, and Braverman Gallery, among others.

Please note, this online workshop will start promptly at the listed start time. In order to ensure the quality of instruction for all participants, late entry will not be permitted.