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Something To Hold Onto, Cannupa Hanska Luger, 2019, Call to action video, Videography and Editing: Razelle Benally, Image courtesy of the artist

Something To Hold Onto

Mar 18 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design


CCA&C Workshops

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

Take a few minutes to contribute to Cannupa Hanska Luger’s Something To Hold Onto project, which aims to utilize social collaboration to re-humanize abstract statistics about the number of deaths that occur during US migration. Participants are asked to make fist-sized clay beads to contribute to the 7, 209 hand-made beads that will be strung together in a large-scale art installation to make tangible the unfathomable statistic that over 7, 209 human beings have died while crossing the southwestern border of the United States over the past 20 years.

Something To Hold Onto considers ancestral migratory routes and the lands of Indigenous peoples affected by imposed borders, acknowledging all asylum seekers, tribal lands, longstanding relationships to land and migration as cultural practice. For more information on artist Cannupa Hanska Luger and on the project, click here.

This collective making session is facilitated by Lucy Cotter in conjunction with The Unknown Artist exhibition, currently on view at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture.