Spider’s Soliloquy - Case Study of a Girl
“It had never occurred to us to wonder how we would feel, being seen like that, being the spiders.”
— Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let me Go
ART, WORDS, AND MORE: A SPECIAL EVENT & COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
Using Spider’s Soliloquy and Never Let Me Go as a jumping-off point, Peter Bruun partners with the new Students for Mental Health Awareness club to present an event in the Robert Lehman Art Center on Thursday, November 30, 6:30-9:00pm. Exploring issues of youthful vulnerability (isolation, alienation, and feelings of difference), the event has the goal of normalizing conversation around topics that are usually taboo with the hope of creating a healthier community.
The event features Brooks students and faculty using prose, poetry, music, dance, performance art and video to share their own experiences and observations related to these topics. Following their presentations, Peter Bruun will facilitate a community conversation on the lead question: How can we strive as a community to support those feeling separated from us? The event is free and open to the public.