'Resilience of Poppies'
Posted October 21, 2022, 8:40 AM
Updated September 19, 2023, 12:17 PM
"Resilience of Poppies" unveils the inspiring narratives of individuals who have triumphed over adversity. With compelling video narratives, mural art, and performances, "Resilience of Poppies" a project by CCA VCS Grad Student and MFA Alumni Katayoun Bahrami, recipient of CAPL 2023 Impact Award for Community Impact, bears witness to survivors' courage–individuals targeted by security forces during protests of Woman, Life, Freedom, and injured, leaving many of them blind.
Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) is thrilled to announce the unveiling of "Resilience of Poppies," a project that promises to torch hearts and inspire change.
"Manifest Differently" is not just a project; it's a movement. Spearheaded by artist/poet Kim Shuck and artist/writer Megan Wilson, this visionary initiative is set to collaborate with 38 diverse, multigenerational visual and media artists and poets over the next year. Their mission is to delve deep into the historical complexities of Manifest Destiny, the expansionist ideology that shaped America's westward expansion, and its enduring impact on multicultural and multi-ethnic communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Through the potent mediums of literary, visual, and media arts storytelling, "Manifest Differently" seeks to uncover the shadows of history, exposing the legacies of violence, trauma, addiction, and the emergence of resistance and resilience.
"Resilience of Poppies, پايداري شقايق ها"
At the heart of "Manifest Differently" lies "Resilience of Poppies." This project unveils the inspiring narratives of individuals who have triumphed over adversity. With compelling video narratives, mural art, and performances, "Resilience of Poppies" bears witness to survivors' courage–individuals targeted by security forces during protests of Woman, Life, Freedom, and injured, leaving many of them blind.
This profound project is a collaborative labor of love between Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) and is made possible through the generous support of the CAPL Impact Awards. "Resilience of Poppies" serves as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of art to communicate profound stories.
**Relevance and Inspiration:**
The resonance of "Manifest Differently" echoes the global recognition of initiatives like Argentina's National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Acknowledging and bearing witness to the impacts of history is an essential step toward preventing the repetition of past injustices. This project recognizes the transformative potential of storytelling – a tool that offers profound witness, compassion, and inspiration on the path to rewriting our collective future.
Upcoming Event: A Celebration of Art, Culture, and Resilience
Save the date! On September 23 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Clarion Alley will come alive with a vibrant Celebration Event. Join us as we commemorate the power of art and resilience. It's a day filled with creativity, community, and a chance to support the essential work of the Clarion Alley Mural Project.
To learn more about the "Manifest Differently" project and to immerse yourself in the stories of "Resilience of Poppies," visit our official website https://www.manifestdifferently.org/.
About Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP):
Established in 1992, the Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) is a community-based, artist-run organization that supports and advances public art. With a mission to foster connections and conversations through the medium of murals, CAMP has been at the forefront of using art as a catalyst for social change and community engagement.
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