The Way We Live Now Project
The Way We Live Now Project is a new performance-based public art and public health project focused on the ripple effects of the opioid epidemic. This grant funded, participatory, audience-generated initiative invites processing of what often remain private, painful and stigmatized experiences in and around the current crisis. Through a series of workshops and performances we will use the model of a Susan Sontag short story to ask: what does it mean to live within an epidemic? How do we live in an environment so deeply saturated by a substance, opioids, that are both invaluable and dangerous? How do we live with pain, or with the pain of another? How do we go on living?