A controlled participatory research, reflection and archival project on the mystery of menstrual synchronization with living and working females in and around The Hollows Townhouse. Artist Lara Mossler shares her DIY expertise on areas that lack research on the matter as she holds daily meditations and brings experts to The Hollows Eastyard. 28 participants reflect the never-said. Published daily at midnight at hollows.info/
bedroom and #hollowsart.
NOW CALLING FOR 28 PARTICIPANTS!!!
Learn about and reflect on hormones, synchronization and how it affects your creativity
Daily meditation, optional reading and research curriculum with a participatory text called Journal. Reflections are submitted and published daily at midnight at hollows.info/bedroom and #hollowsart. After the ten to fifteen minute meditation, participants can spend as much time necessary in the environment or elsewhere!
Participation is limited and free. Please email with contact info, a short bio (including place and year of birth) and one anecdote about menstruation to email@example.com to sign up.
Daily Meditation Schedule
September 1, 2016 Moonset 7:41 PM
September 2, 2016 Moonset 8:12 PM
September 3, 2016 Moonset 8:41 PM
September 4, 2016 Moonset 9:11 PM
September 5, 2016 Moonset 9:42 PM
September 6, 2016 Moonset 10:14 PM
September 7, 2016 Moonset 10:50 PM
September 8, 2016 Meridian Passing 6:31 PM
September 9, 2016 Meridian Passing 7:09 PM
September 10, 2016 Meridian Passing 7:09 PM
September 11, 2016 Meridian Passing 7:58 PM
September 12, 2016 Meridian Passing 8:49 PM
September 13, 2016 Meridian Passing 9:41 PM
September 14, 2016 Meridian Passing 10:41 PM
September 15, 2016 Moonrise 5:55 PM
September 16, 2016 Moonrise 6:33 PM
September 17, 2016 Moonrise 7:10 PM
September 18, 2016 Moonrise 7:47 PM
September 19, 2016 Moonrise 8:26 PM
September 20, 2016 Moonrise 9:06 PM
September 21, 2016 Moonrise 9:49 PM
September 22, 2016 Moonrise 10:37 PM
September 23, 2016 Moonset 1:15 PM
September 24, 2016 Moonset 2:13 PM
September 25, 2016 Moonset 3:06 PM
September 26, 2016 Moonset 3:52 PM
September 27, 2016 Moonset 4:33 PM
September 28, 2016 Moonset 5:09 PM
Piril Gunduz: Born in late 80’s, Izmir, Turkey, currently living at The Hollows in Williamsburg Brooklyn NYC. I am a curator and artist, with a background in dance, film and queer theories, economics and media studies and with current interest in the problematic of participation. I still get weird buying pads from delis and when I see empty boxes of these products at unisex bathroom bins. I am amazed that the phenomenon of synchronization is not a superstition from the old continents, which my mom has never heard of, fact checked in Aug 2016.
Mira Putnam: I was born in Philadelphia in 1991. From age 5-18 I attended Kimberton Waldorf School, which focused on experiential learning and the arts as key elements in the development of children. After graduating high school, I attended Rhode Island School of Design – hands-down the best years of my life thus far. I received a BFA in Painting and graduated with honors in 2013. The day after graduation, I moved to Brooklyn and started interning at Johnson Trading Gallery. Eventually I was promoted to Gallery Director until leaving the position in 2015 to take time to work on my own art practice. The only anecdote I can think of at the moment is the story of my mother’s first period. Her parents were very conservative and never really told her what was going to happen to her body, so when she started bleeding, she thought she was dying.
Sierra Ortega: Born 1989 in Rexburg, Idaho. A writer, performance artist, and would-be-scholar currently living and working at The Hollows in Brooklyn, NY. I recently graduated with an MA (my second, in fact) in Performance Studies from NYU. My research interests included feminist and queer theory, neurodiversity studies, monstrosity, and ecology. I am currently working on a performance series that explores the affects of bipolar disorder. I have a complicated relationship with my period. It has nearly killed me on at least two occasions. The worst of which happened in 2012 when, during a particularly heavy month, I developed severe anemia, received a major blood transfusion (9 units over two days), and spent a week in the hospital.
Yangxingyue (Rita) Wang: I was born in a small city in the northeast of China. My date of birth is 1991, August. What I found interesting are the complicated psychological responses young girls had on the period during my teenage years. I remember that when I was in primary school, maybe in the fifth or sixth grade, many of the girls in my class would hide the fact they already started to have periods. I had the same mind, too, which seemed to be caused by the reluctance to grow up and to face my gradually maturing sexuality. The date of my first period was memorable, though, since it was the Eve of Chinese Lunar New Year. A new year, and a new grown me.