Todd Shalom will facilitate a participatory music event, "Good Grief." The evening will begin with participants listening to and playing pre-recorded songs that relate to grief as a way of sharing their stories with the group. The conversation will focus on the feelings that different songs evoke and flow from there, likely moving toward other themes. There's no pressure to participate nor is there any prep work to do beforehand. "Good Grief" presents an opportunity to practice intimate listening with people you've likely never met.
This event holds 8 people. To RSVP, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd Shalom is the founder and director of Elastic City, a nonprofit organization that produced over 200 participatory walks and events between 2010 and 2016. In collaboration with performance artist/director Niegel Smith, Todd conceives and stages interactive performances in public and private environments. Todd has been a faculty member at Pratt Institute and is currently teaching at the School of Visual Arts. His work has been presented by Abrons Art Center, Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University GSAPP, Des Moines Art Center, The Invisible Dog, ISSUE Project Room, MIT List Visual Arts Center, The Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, P.S. 122, and Stanford University. Todd has been an artist-in-residence at Akiyoshidai International Art Village (Japan), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and SHIFT (EFA Project Space).