written on the body choreography and performance by DeAnna Pellecchia and Ingrid Schatz
in collaboration with the Medicine Wheel Youth Performers
A site-specific performance piece made in conjunction with Michael Dowling’s 17th Annual Medicine Wheel Installation in honor of World AIDS Day. Inspired by Dowling's creation of the Paper Project, WRITTEN ON THE BODY asks the question, “What is your truth?”. A single sheet of hand made paper 600 feet long and 12 feet high will be the focal point of this year’s medicine wheel installation. Created by thousands of people using entirely recycled materials, participants wrote hopes, fears, dreams, prayers and truths onto paper, which was broken down and reconstituted into one continuous sheet of earth colored paper, weaving the thoughts and prayers of many, into the fabric of one. Prayers for peace in the world, for an end to violence in our neighborhoods, for a job or an end to personal suffering, will all come together as a single human prayer. DeAnna Pellecchia and Ingrid Schatz perform inside the installation with eight brave medicine wheel youth bringing to life the conflicting prayers and desires that are written on the walls.