Is our relationship to care a design problem?
What does care feel like?
What does care look like?
What does care do?
How does care fail?
In lieu of a panel discussion about their own work, the artists included in In Practice: You may go, but this will bring you back will be joined in conversation by artist, facilitator, healer, and end-of-life doula M. Carmen Lane. The program continues the exhibition’s engagement with the idea of “non-resolution,” offering these artists a moment to ask Lane open-ended follow-up questions that radiate from their art, their lives, and their understandings of care.
M. Carmen Lane [link to website: https://mcarmenlane.com/] is a two:spirit African-American and Haudenosaunee (Mohawk/Tuscarora) artist, writer and facilitator living in Cleveland, Ohio. All of Lane’s work integrates ancestry, legacy, and spirituality, pursuing expansion, experimentation, and play. In 2016, they became a birth/postpartum and end-of-life doula. Lane is founder and director of ATNSC: Center for Healing & Creative Leadership, an urban retreat center and social practice experiment in holistic health, leadership development, Indigenous arts and culture and the Akhsótha Gallery located in the historic Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood.