February 15 | 6pm
Cranbrook Art Museum
On February 15, Cranbrook Art Museum will welcome Ingrid LaFleur for a group meditation in conjunction with the current exhibition, Cranbrook Time Machine: Twentieth Century Period Rooms.
LaFleur will guide visitors through a meditation to “transcend into the cosmos” near the “Cosmic Cave” room within the exhibition that examines the experimental living environments of the 1970s. The room is inspired by the Afrofuturist philosophies of Sun Ra and features a sound work by LaFleur.
LaFleur says, “it is within the cosmic ocean we will be able to strengthen the mind, expand consciousness and let the spirit exhale in order to be able to effectively and with purpose work within the human plane.”
Ingrid LaFleur is a cultural producer, arts advocate, and founder of AFROTOPIA. Based in Detroit, AFROTOPIA is an evolving creative research project that investigates the possibilities of using the arts movement Afrofuturism as psychosocial healing.
LaFleur explores ideas around historical traumas, myth-making, transcendence, and the role of spirit science and technology within Black American socio-political movements.
Known for her expertise on Afrofuturism, LaFleur has presented at Centre Pompidou (Paris), Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA), TEDxBrooklyn, TEDxDetroit, Creative Mornings (Detroit), Iwalewahaus at the University of Bayreuth (Bayreuth, Germany), College for Creative Studies (Detroit). LaFleur is based in Detroit, Michigan.
The event at Cranbrook is sponsored by Post MOVE, a student collaborative supporting the interests of students of color and international students at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
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