Sound Baths: Guadalupe Maravilla
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 that resonate with the moon and other planets in our solar system and will create an immersive soundscape within the artist’s sculptural installation.
As a part of his exhibition Sound Botánica at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Maravilla will offer sound baths the opening weekend.
Admission to the sound baths is free but requires advance registration (see below).
What to expect
The sound bath will last for one hour. Late entry will not be permitted. Audiences will be welcome to sit or lie down in the gallery space; yoga mats and seating cushions will be provided – or you can bring your own. Chairs will be made available on a limited basis, upon request.
Sound healers include Guadalupe Maravilla, Daniel Givens, Hillary Ramos, and Sam Xu.