Natural Wishing by Chrysanne Stathacos enables participants to connect with “wishing actions” from around the world. The public will be able to tie a wish to a tree at the Textile Museum, Hill Center and Sasha Bruce, a non-profit that provides homes for homeless children. People will also be able to call (202) 715- 1737 a number advertised on dozens of buses touring DC to leave or hear wishes. One can also access the tour by clicking here.
Project Dates: March 20th – July 20th
Locations: Textile Museum - 2320 S Street NW (until June 1st)
Sasha Bruce - 5032 D Street SE
Sasha Bruce - 1022 Maryland Avenue NE
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital - 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Toronto and NYC based Chrysanne Stathacos’ interdisciplinary art practice draws on photography, printmaking, book-works, video, installation, public art, and participatory interaction. She aims to make new connections between cultures, historical periods, technologies, and environmental issues, which mirror the human processes of change, hope, healing and mortality. Stathacos has exhibited her work extensively in museums, galleries, sculpture gardens, and public spaces internationally including The Wish Machine, presented by Creative Time in Grand Central Station, New York City. She received a 2001 award from the Japan Foundation, for The Wish Machine project, which enabled her to do creative research in India and Japan for six months.