Projects: Alex Abarca

The Perri Institute for Mind and Body is proud to share new projects from our Projects and Pathways Initiative via MindBodyBrew. All students and graduates enrolled in our annual courses and independent study tracks are encouraged to make an inquiry and identify a project of performance, object, writing, film, social experiment, analysis, and more that allows them new territory to apply and deepen their understanding of mind/body practice and theory. Students are mentored by TaraMarie Perri and her team of advisors/experts, allowing for guided discovery until completion of each project. Additionally, many graduates of our programs also find that their course work in yoga, meditation, and philosophy inspires pathways of career, living, and family. We wanted to begin sharing those stories with you here. Today, we present the project of Alex Abarca, a graduate of our 2015-2016 Foundation Course. 



Bird.bath is a triptych centered around the transmutable energy of water.  Based in the ritual of bathing—it conjures up images of baptism, drowning, and cleansing to find fearlessness in our most vulnerable spaces when we are naked and exposed. Bird.bath allows the viewer to meditate on the transformative truth of water to reveal that human beings are soft, strong, and resilient.

–Alex Abarca

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