Delicate aromatic mists drift throughout the gallery. Approaching the north side of Sullivan gallery, meditation cymbals and soft bells ring, bouncing off objects and through windows. Beyond Eric Ellingsen’s syllabus bookshelf, a long row of fresh soil beckons an invitation for grounding.
Black Gold Magic is in an art performance designed by Erika Allen and Lynn Peemoeller involving food and ritual. The performance includes conversations and actions centering around food, identity, policy, stories, growing, belief and ritual as centers around which we organize and center our lives, center our cities and center our sense of selves.