MASS Gallery
507 Calles Street Suite 108
Austin, TX 78702

October 4th from 7:00- 9:00 PM MASS Gallery is proud to present our second round of events for the Learning in Public performance series with Austin, TX collective, Mosaico Experiencia, an intersectional, transcultural instillation for black and brown body memory, ancestral activation, and cathartic evolution.

Often times our voices are sought out for education, knowledge, and clarification under current global conditions. But our very existence within these lands has always been political, our bodies claiming existence as a performative act of visibility. We reimagine this space to prioritize community healing and compassion by exploring our respective ancestral memories that nourish our perseverance. 

Join Mosaico Experiencia for a collaborative performance open to the public of Isis Jansen‘s Yoga En Español and Tonya Lyles‘ Soul Note: A Sound Meditation. This event will include a restorative yoga practice followed by a crystal singing bowl concert. 

For this evening’s event the gallery will provide light floor covering but please bring any yoga mats, bolsters, pillows or blankets you might need to feel comfortable in a prone position. For audience members, who prefer to be seated, we will have a limited number of folding chairs available.

*If you intend to participate in the yoga practice, please arrive promptly, as we cannot accomodate late-comers once the session has begun. We will start promptly at 7:10 PM. 

THE PERFORMERS

Isis Jasen “Compartir la practica del yoga en mi lengua nativa es una satisfacción ya que es ofrecer una alternativa a la comunidad hispana y a las personas interesadas en vivir la experiencia del yoga en español, con ese toque latino para re-conectarnos con nuestro cuerpo, como la expresión mas cercana que tenemos con nuestra madre tierra y así invitarnos a valorar, conocer a profundidad, disfrutar y honrar nuestro presente, nuestra existencia.”

Tonya Lyles, LAc is a healing artist, curriculum developer, presenter, workshop facilitator, musician and writer. Lyles is a graduate of AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine and minored in Medical Qi Gong and Asian Bodywork. In 2016, she entered the Doctoral Program at AOMA while completing her certification in Sound Therapy. Lyles is also a REIKI Master who has also apprenticed in gemstone therapy (with Rose Twofeathers) and Sound Current Healing, REIKI,  and SEICHIEM (with Sasha Ashtara White).  Her treatments are a divine synthesis of the healing arts she has studied.  

COLLABORATIVE PARTNER

COTFG (Austin, TX) is a volunteer run non-profit music and performance series established in 2003. Bringing together a myriad of approaches to sound-organization, COTFG is an opportunity to experience a constellation of diverse artists in new collaborations, electro-acoustic exploration, precisely-notated music, structured and unstructured improvisation, with a commitment to honest experimentation.

THE SERIES

Conceived as a way of engaging with artists whose practices include live time-based phenomena, Learning in Public is a series of discrete public performances, collaborations, and community engagements taking place in the gallery from September 22 to October 28, 2017.

Our series will feature a diverse myriad of artists including Mosaico Experiencia (ATX), Daphane Park (CDMX), Saakred (ATX), Dorian Wood (LA) and is presented in collaboration with COTFG, an Austin-based volunteer-run arts organization supporting creative expression and counterculture community.

The work presented by the artists in Learning in Public grapples and engages with such topics as gender identity, power, gentrification, the built, natural and spiritual environments, and self-care. With the human body and psyche at its center, Learning in Public represents a variety of experiences from ritualistic and confrontational to healing and contemplative.

The series holds space for each guest artist to be in residence for an entire week during which time they will offer at least one opportunity for the public to engage with their practice. We hope you will join us for this unique experience and encourage you to stay tuned to our website and social media feeds for announcements on artists’ events and open gallery hours.

MASS is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.