Collective performance the day before leaving Skowhegan School of Painting. A group of artists from the class of 2021 entered the lake with soluble paper to be absorbed by the water. The performance unfolded as a ceremony of closure, a gift to the place, offering our memories to the lake. It is a poetical gesture of archiving the experiences in the landscape, experiences that won't disappear because the water will contain them. The power of absorption of water is a reminder through our bodies that this place leaves something in us but also we all leave something in this place; even when this experience ends it will remain.
Carolina Maki Kitagawa
Alicia Reyes McNamara
Abed Elmajid Shalabi
Alexander Richard Wilson
Students, Faculty, and Staff of Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Summer of 2022