While undergoing treatment for cancer, Guadalupe Maravilla was introduced to sound therapy, a healing practice that uses vibrations produced by gongs. According to the artist, this practice “cleanse[s] the water in our bodies, which can carry stress, impurities, and, in some cases, diseases.” Now a trained sound healer, Maravilla regularly holds therapeutic workshops for undocumented immigrants, cancer patients, and those in need. The gongs played by the artist and his collaborators are tuned to specific frequencies intended to resonate with the moon and other planets in our solar system, creating an immersive soundscape within the artist’s sculptural installation.
Healing Sound Bath for Cancer Survivors
Fri, Mar 25, 1:00 p.m.