Patio Program | An immersive social sculpture by artist Natalie Falero explores the relationships between mental health and sanctuary.

Artist Natalie Falero presents her site-specific installation, Nido de apoyo/ Support Nest, an interactive multi-part work on the WCMA Patio. The artist will perform in the space from 6:30-7:30.
To be tenderly cared for, to be listened and loved genuinely, are just basic needs of humans. Each day, we pass over and through an incredible number of life events, constant movements that somehow transform the way we perceive ourselves, how we appreciate our surroundings, and how we interact with one and other. These changes are not always welcome; we might feel exhausted by lessons that—in the moment—seem trivial or devastating, and that were not asked for. The process of healing is as fragile as it is cyclic: very easy to name, very difficult to perform. Healing takes time, acceptance, struggle, tears, love.

Weaving among the sacred processes of healing within yourself and others around you, Support Nest offers a space for meditation, a place where hope can flourish and safety and love are embraced. This social sculpture renders the restoration of our souls and minds through self-love and cleansing, developing an understanding and taking our own bodies and selves into account as an important tool of the process. I invite you to explore the power that lies in accepting who you are, loving yourself along with your imperfections, and validating the amazing human being that you are. I ask your permission of giving me the honor to cleanse you. — Natalie Falero

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Natalie Falero is an interdisciplinary artist that works through the mediums of performance, installation, video, and photography. She took on interest in the arts when she was pursuing her BA in Journalism at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in 2012, where she began working through the medium of photography. She continued graduate studies at the San Francisco Art Institute where she completed her Master of Fine Art in Studio Art, and received the Anne Bremer Prize Award for Best MFA Exhibition 2017 at The Old Mint, San Francisco.

Highly invested in understanding the body as a communicating tool that interacts with cultural and social constructs, and how meaning is translated to the audience, she examines the body as a site of activism and reinvention that processes trauma among acculturation and social-political conditions. Her work explores social injustices related to discrimination of race and gender, and colonialism. Through ritualistic acts, she dismantles traces of identity by marking territory with her body. She accesses the body’s poetic language in pursuit of the processes that speak to the experience of breaking free.

July 12, 2018
6 PM

Natalie Falero, Artist

WCMA Patio
Rain Location: WCMA Rotunda

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