Phillip Andrew Lewis: SYNONYM
Sundays, January 14–February 18
Free and open to the public
With guests Bay Area Moreno Institute, Bay Area Practical Satsang, Delancey Street Foundation, ERIE, Setting Sun, Threshold Choir
As part of his ongoing SYNONYM project, Artist Phillip Andrew Lewis has invited guest groups to activate Headlands’ Project Space galleries during the run of his exhibition. SYNONYM explores the now-defunct anti-drug society known as Synanon and offshoot rehabilitation programs. Though wide-ranging in purpose and style, each of these participating local organizations identifies with some form of group healing practice.
Groups will activate the space with a range of activities every Sunday at 2PM unless noted otherwise.
Sunday, January 14, 2PM
Sacred plant ceremony: “Leaves of the Shepherdess”
Sunday, January 21, 4PM
Group singing with music from a variety of traditions to soothe, comfort, uplift, and bring peace to people at a life threshold or transition
Sunday, January 28, 2PM
Delancey Street Foundation
Arrangement and rearrangement of chair configurations by participants in a residential self-help organization
Sunday, February 4, 2PM
Bay Area Practical Satsang
“Most Holy Place” plant ceremony of deep meditation and healing
Sunday, February 11, 1–5PM
Bay Area Moreno Institute
Interactive Psychodrama session using guided role play for healing and personal growth. Participation at your own comfort level. Group interaction directed by Sylvia Israel.
Sunday, February 18, 1–5PM
Setting Sun with Chris Duncan
Meditative sound experience tracing the phases of the setting sun
Chris Duncan and Phillip Andrew lewis provide a deep tonal sound meditation and healing. The space will be filled with auditory tones generated by a collection of secondhand synthesizers, electronics and rocks, slowly and gently manipulated throughout the day, providing a soundtrack for the mind to quiet and to reflect upon the light and time passing.