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The Endeavor Procession
June 15, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 29, 2021
As a part of the Art on the BeltLine Artist-in-Residence, The Endeavor and her three children – Atalanta, Astarte, and Inanna were created by their maker/mother, Jessica Caldas. They will gather in person to celebrate her life and spirit on the Atlanta Beltline on June 1st, June 15th, and June 29th beginning with a procession from the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Center on the Eastside Trail at 5:30 p.m. to her place of rest near the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark. Each celebration shall end around sunset.
All are invited to join.
The Endeavor is a tired body. Tired Bodies are figurative, soft sculptures that are distorted and exaggerated in various ways that reflect their experiences. Tired Bodies are meant to take up space, despite their fatigue caused by the expectations placed on bodies both physically and mentally, in our culture and society. They are meant to make us consider their presence and what it means. They are meant to remind us…
The Endeavor is monumental and while she rests, she invites you to take part in something monumental:
She asks you to care as a community should. To hold yourself accountable as you hold others accountable.
She asks you to fail. And to try again.
She asks you to remember that our value is not in how hard or long our bodies labor.
She asks you to take. And to give if you can and choose.
Read more about The Endeavor and Artist-in-Residence Jessica Caldas.
Volunteers who would like to participate in this procession/performance must:
- Wear red
- Wear a face mask
- Choose a place along the BeltLine between the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark and the Inman Park section of the Eastside Trail
- Bring a gift of any kind that can be exchange for another (this gift does not have to have value or can be valuable, it can be ephemeral, it can be material, the nature of the gift is your choice)
- Be willing to exchange places with someone already carrying for some duration of the performance
- Please reach out to Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about volunteering.