Expressing Solidarity Through Art: A Syrian Perspective
Exhibit opens at the American University of Paris on May 20, 2017
Mixed Media - Enhanced Photography by Lori Shocket
The Syria civil war, now in its sixth year, is “a slaughterhouse, a complete meltdown of humanity. The war has killed hundreds of thousands of people and forced more than 11 million from their homes. In many cases, children caught up in this crisis have fared the worst, losing parents or friends to the violence, suffering physical and psychological trauma, or falling years behind in school.
Unity in the community was organized as a response to anti-semitic messages and swastikas that were painted in the community of Agoura Hills and Oak Park. The Human Element Project was invited to participate in this local event and engage visitors in an interactive workshops where participants painted their stories of discrimination, racism and bullying.
Reconstructing Memories with the families of the Guatemalan Genocide
Celebrating Diversity and Uniting Against Hate
Unity in the Community - Agoura Hills and Oak Park, CA
My work is based on healing… spiritual, emotional and physical. I believe that retelling one’s story is not only crucial to the healing process, but also a means of permanently recording a moment in time. It invites the past and the future onto the same plane and into the same present moment, allowing us to see all things as one and to give shape to the nuances of living history.
The Human Element project is proud to announce a new partnership with La Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala (FAFG), a Guatemalan forensics organization that collects testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Guatemalan Genocide. The Human Element Project has been invited to help create this memorial through a series of workshops where participants will express their stories through painting and collage.
Holocaust Memory Reconstruction Project
Syrian refugees gather at The American University of Paris to reconstruct
Workshops continue at the
Jewish Museum of Maryland.
Exhibit opens March 5, 2017
Workshops continue at the
Jewish Holocaust Centre.
Permanent Exhibition is scheduled for 2017
Exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance
is now on permanent display at the
Beverly Hills Synagogue, Beverly Hills, CA
Partnerships with museums in the United States and Australia
Current Memory Reconstruction Projects:
The Human Element Project is an interactive, dynamic and creative opportunity to develop thought-provoking art installations that make powerful social statements about the connection between art, science and the human experience. Our goal is to create an on-going dialog dedicated to exploring and documenting the human experience through public art installations, exhibitions, hands-on workshops and education.
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CONNECTING ART, SCIENCE and the HUMAN EXPERIENCE