ATTACHMENT: THE ART OF LETTING GO
SOPHOMORE STUDIO PROJECT
In my Sophomore year of college, I became intrigued with Fluxus art. I did not quite understand it, but I wanted it to be a part of my Sophomore Studio Project. Through my research on different interesting topics, I settled on pursuing the issue of attachment. I found many theories, rituals, and practices from different religions and cultures on how they detach themselves from life's earthly things and even themselves. As I researched, I never saw my answer to why we as humans sometimes have a hard time letting things go. I found that there are five degrees of attachment and its a long natural process, similar to grieving. The Art of Letting Go is an opportunity to participate in the natural process of letting go. Students at the University of Michigan were invited to write their attachments on fake flower petals and add them to a coffin filled with real flowers. The hope was that their attachments on the fake petals could die alongside the real flower's process of nature.
April 18th, 2017 12:00 - 5:00 PM
University of Michigan Shapiro Undergraduate Library