caring shifts, shifting cares
Oct 5, 6:00PM – 7:00PM
caring shifts, shifting cares considers the complex nature of caregiving and the primacy, power, and poignancy of caring touch. Through the performance, Joan Giroux and Lisa Kaftori explore how touch, affection, and nurturance—or their absence—can produce profound influences on one’s life.
The artists look closely at how the role of caregiver shifts over the course of a lifetime and as it is passed from one generation to the next. Giroux and Kaftori seek to create a gathering space made intimate with modest gestures, spoken word, and observed symbols of caregiving, inviting the possibility of new ways of thinking about the desire and need to give and receive care.