Wake is an interactive performance project comprised of the writing of eulogies and an actual wake to be held to read them. The mission of the project is encourage participants to actualize the life they would like to have/be remembered for having, to set goals, and to begin anew (i.e. "Today is the first day of the rest of your life" experience).
Wake is inspired by life, realizing life, realizing I’m/you’re alive now. It is also inspired by death, a subject our culture seems to be ignoring more and more. It is also inspired by coping with death, our limited time here, and what we do with that time.
Wake is informed by a loss of faith, missing, longing, trying to remember, wondering what makes anything important, napping, feeling alive, feeling numb, self-destruction…and on and on…I’m sure I’ll be adding to this list.
The first publicly scheduled event with the project is scheduled for September 11, 2010 at house-gallery Gallery 1724, 1724 Bissonnet St., Houston, Texas 77005.