“…oddly affecting …”Forget Me Not” is finely tuned…to suggest a few obvious but easily overlooked things: the power of physical comfort, the importance of ritual and the need to both acknowledge death and celebrate life.”
-Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times
Praxis (Brainard Carey and Delia Bajo) is an internationally acclaimed art and performance collaborative best known for their appearance in the Whitney Biennial 2002, in which they performed by offering services that include hugs, foot washings and other acts of intimacy. Forget Me Not is a Mass which celebrates living and tells the story of the artist’s mother’s unusual death and burial. Praxis engages the audience in ritualistic exchanges and offerings, providing solace and “tools for living” while raising questions of how we care for the dead and dying.
In addition to the nightly Mass, there will be other invitation-only events throughout the day and evening including adult-only pajama parties, erotic video salons, podcasts and shopping tours. Invitations to daily events can be arranged by emailing the artists.
Experience Praxis for yourself
For a virtual amuse-bouche, turn up your volume and visit twobodies.com for a trailer of what’s to come.
Click to read The New York Times review of Forget Me Not,
“Disconcerting Intimacy, With Hugs and Band-Aids”(.pdf) or click to read the rave review on nytheater.com
September 7-13, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
$20 ($10 Members)