Sawübona launches interactive virtual art exhibit "Home. Lullabies and stories from around the world."

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Sawübona announces the launch of a virtual art gallery exhibit dedicated to the meaning of "Home". Amidst the restrictions on our day-to-day life, most of us have had to spend more time at home. Many have been prevented from going back to their home. Through the use of lullaby recordings from around the world (in 22 different languages!) and interviews with young adults in their 20’s, Sawübona has created a beautiful and nourishing experience to reimagine the definition of home.

We have been in isolation for months. Everyone is hungry for reconnection. This exhibit explores what Home means thru the power of lullabies from across the globe. I hope to instill a sense of replenishment and rebirth as you envelop yourself in the sounds, imagery and textures. (Sasha Marie Speer)

Beneath the clamor for social justice. Behind the wall of political rhetoric seizing our country. Quieter voices often go unheard. Voices we desperately need right now. Each night, in every corner of the world, mothers sing their children to sleep. It is the safest sacred moment in a place called home.

In the midst of chaos, we are urged to stay distant—yet we yearn to be close. An inspiring online exhibition will help us bridge that chasm and feel more connected.

Based on the artwork by Sasha Marie Speer, and in collaboration with Grammy-winning music producer, Steven Corn, HOME.: Lullabies from around the world presents 22 women from around the world, singing the lullabies that have soothed their families for generations. From India to Ireland, from Saudi Arabia to South Korea, from the Netherlands to the Navajo Nation, the music of our mothers crosses every border.

The HOME. project, launching September 12th, is an interactive virtual experience with artwork based on the visual soundscapes of each song. These works form the core of the 6-week exhibition.

Throughout its duration, Speer will host a series of virtual events that examine the shifting meanings of home, family, and connection. The project weaves together art, photos, and audio along with interviews and roundtable discussions that transcend social distancing and political divisions to reach back to our first memories of inspiration and connection to humanity.

"There’s an infant part in our souls which longs for the lullaby truths of life every night for a tranquil slumber."
― Munia Khan

Events and experiences will be added to the project calendar throughout the run, so check for updates regularly.

Exhibition: http://www.sawubona.us/current
Instagram: @sawubona.us

Listen:
Lullabies: https://ffm.to/qdqo79n
Stories: https://beatroot.ffm.to/homeunfilteredstories

A portion of proceeds from this project go to benefit Alexandria House, a non-profit transitional home and resource for at-risk women and children.

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