Brookfield Place is pleased to host The Fandangoe Skip, an art installation, mental health initiative, and ice cream kiosk that seeks to smash the taboos around mental health and loss and offer an alternative space to open up the conversation.
The Fandangoe Skip will feature a wide array of public programming, including talks, workshops, and arts activations on the Waterfront Plaza.
Following its successful UK tour, co-commissioned by Greenwich Peninsula and Brookfield Properties’ London property Canary Wharf, Fandangoe Skip will come to Brookfield Place to mark the ten year anniversary of a tragic accident in New York that resulted in the loss of many family members for lead artist, Annie Nicholson AKA The Fandangoe Kid. Bereavement has shaped the course of her creative practice, and her life. The project is a collaboration between The The Fandangoe Kid, SKIP Gallery , CAUKIN Studio with programming curated by The Loss Project.
*On any given programmed day, Blue Marble Ice Cream will give out free ice cream on the Waterfront Plaza!
Drop by for a free ice cream and a chat about mental health, grief, and loss. Feel free to share as much or as little as you like, and answer thought-provoking questions like “what do you want the world to know about mental health? Or “what’s your guilty pleasure?”
Click here for support resources from the Fandangoe Skip *On Tour* Team.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
12:00 – 1:00: Intersection of Loss and Identity Talk
Join a talk with Alex Mammadyarov who will speak about the intersection of loss and identity followed by a self-reflection exercise.
1:00 – 2:30 PM : Release Your Anger Workshop with Emmanuel Oni
This workshop gives permission for people to release anger constructively and unconventionally in a public space. In doing so, participants develop a dialogue surrounding everyday stresses, repressed feelings, and are given a space for a temporary reprieve from the routine.
3:00 – 4:30 PM : Joyful Ritual & Dance Workshop
Join us on the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place New York for a joyful Ritual & Dance Workshop with Pia Monique Murray.
5:00 – 7:00 PM : Interactive Sound and Meditative Session
Join Jinah Parker in a beautiful sound and meditation practice focused on holistic healing.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10
World Mental Health Day
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM : 1-1 Reiki Techniques with Nya Wilson
Join Nya WIlson for 1-1 Reiki sessions to release stress, reduce anxiety and heighten creativity.
4:00 – 6:00 PM : Meditation and Visualization with Jissel Rayelo
A gentle visualization and meditation session to start the week with Jissel Ravelo.
ABOUT THE FANDANGOE KID
The Fandangoe Kid is a multidisciplinary artist, who makes work predominantly for the public realm. Her practice seeks to create platforms for dialogue on the complexities of life, death and the human condition. She has recently developed The Hope Garden as part of London Design Festival’s 20th anniversary, a permanent space for Londoners to escape their hectic lives, in London Bridge. She runs a regular radio show called The Grief Mixtape on Soho Radio and her book, Tender Hearted Bold Moves is out on Rough Trade Books. She has
several permanent installations in London and her work has been documented by Channel 4, BBC, and Creative Review. Her made to wear pieces have appeared at the BAFTAs and inside Vogue Italia and her debut film Into Your Light was screened at Tate Modern and on
ABOUT SKIP GALLERY
Artists Baker & Borowski are the founders and curators of the renowned and remarkable SKIP Gallery project. The idea being to forge opportunities for artistic interventions in unexpected places by repurposing specifically modified Skips (AKA dumpsters). In their words, “Skips are part of our everyday lives, providing the means by which we voraciously dismantle and renew both our personal and urban environments. They are so prevalent that we barely notice them. They represent what we want to jettison, to forget, so there is a profound irony and delight in the creation of artworks housed in a skip.” SKIP Gallery’s participating artists reads like a roll call of a lot of what’s exciting about the contemporary UK creative scene. Imaginative and ambitious, rigorous and provocative, established and emerging visual art are all qualities evinced by SKIP’s impressive roster of collaborators.
ABOUT THE LOSS PROJECT
Carly Attridge, is a creative social entrepreneur who brings a wealth of expertise in designing and developing community-led innovation programmes across the UK. With a creative flair across her work, she excels at growing community approaches, building robust partnerships, but really loves curating and facilitating spaces for connection, creativity and self-growth. She led an award-winning End of Life and social isolation programme in the hospice sector, scaling a project born in East London with eleven other hospices and believes that we all need alternative spaces to be able to explore grief, loss and tough times. Carly is founder of The Loss Project, a social enterprise which uses creativity and the arts to support communities to acknowledge, process and explore grief and loss. She is also a consultant in community innovations part time. She was recently celebrated in the Social Entrepreneur Index 2022.
ABOUT CAUKIN STUDIO
CAUKIN Studio is a social enterprise that creates impact through architecture. Their design and build services come hand in hand with community design and construction workshops. Using construction as a vehicle to educate and up-skill people from all over the world, to work towards increased employment opportunities, gender equality and a better understanding of the built environment. This enables people to take the skills they have learnt forward into shaping their own environment. Since its inception in 2015, CAUKIN has worked on more than 40 design and construction projects worldwide, involving and educating over 800 international participants and local people through the process of these projects.
ABOUT BLUE MARBLE ICE CREAM
We believe in the promise of organic and the importance of nurturing our broader world. Ice cream is about creating joy! By sourcing ingredients responsibly, we spread love not only to the folks (like you!) who indulge in our delicious, elemental ice cream, but to those who cultivate everything that goes into It. We know you’ll taste the Blue Marble difference. Life is delicious, dig in!