community art 

Tracing Remembrance

Tracing Remembrance and Story Telling Ritual – “Our ancestors are always with us.” The red line represents the bloodline that runs through time and generations and is a symbol of community and connection. Shintani organized a tracing community project, inviting participants to pose like some one they wanted to remember, and tracing them red on walls, canvas or glass, depending on the venue. People related memories as helped each other with the tracing. These ancestor drawings held the container for silent walking meditation and storytelling. The project has been performed at Santa Fe Art Institute, Ruth’s Table in San Francisco, Springfield College, MA, and University of Pittsburg.

Tracing Remembrance
Tracing Remembrance

Ruth's Table San Francisco

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Tracing Remembrance
Tracing Remembrance

Ruth's Table San Francisco

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Tracing Remembrance
Tracing Remembrance

Ruth's Table San Francisco

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Ruth's Table San Francisco

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Tracing Remembrance
Tracing Remembrance

University of Pittsburgh PA

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Tracing Remembrance
Tracing Remembrance

University of Pittsburgh PA

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Tracing Remembrance
Tracing Remembrance

University of Pittsburgh PA

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Tracing Remembrance
Tracing Remembrance

University of Pittsburgh PA

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Tracing Remembrance
Tracing Remembrance

University of Pittsburgh PA

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Tracing Remembrance
Tracing Remembrance

Springfield College Massachusetts

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Tracing Remembrance
Tracing Remembrance

Santa Fe Internment Camp Santa Fe Art Institute Residency. How could art bring understanding and connection to the communities in Santa Fe? I wanted to inform the public about this history that has touched my own Japanese American family and invite people of other cultures to express their stories of displacement, unjust incarceration, and immigration journeys. I decided to create an experiential space incorporating modalities drawing, movement, speaking, listening, and re-enactment.

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Tracing Remembrance
Tracing Remembrance
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Tracing Remembrance
Tracing Remembrance

Ruth's Table San Francisco

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Project: Santa Fe Art Institute Residency