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"The Shrine of Lullabies" is a collection of animated digital altars based on the work of 3 musicians exploring themes of mental health and trauma related to constructs of gender. In collaboration with Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago, the project seeks to affirm the power of visual arts and music working together to create uniquely spiritual experiences, even from unexpected genres such as animation, comics, pop, and rap.

Altar #1: For Expired IDs  (based on SweetSexySavage by Kehlani)

Altar #2: For Dead Flowers (based on Por Vida by Kali Uchis)

Altar #3: For Missed Calls (based on Telephone  by Noname)

On November 10, 2017, The Shrine of Lullabies was projected during the Chicago Arts District’s 2nd Fridays Gallery Night (Pilsen Art Walk) on the side of the Chicago Art Department building from a vacant lot. The installation sparked dialogue amongst pedestrians not only about the content of pieces, but also the utility of vacant spaces throughout the city.

Animation by bria royal
Video by Miles Royal
Projection by Alex Palma & Charlie Kim
Song by Kali Uchis performing Tyrant. (C) 2017 Virgin EMI Records, a division of Universal

The Shrine of Lullabies was on display as a full, interactive installation Monday, November 20, 2017 through Friday, November 24, 2017 at The Dojo. The opening reception was held Monday, November 20, 2017 and included a Digital Altar Building Workshop. Throughout the week, visitors of the space were encouraged to contribute to the installation by bringing in items related to each piece and placing them below the corresponding altar.

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