13 October 2023
Re-Posing: Resistance, Respiration, and Resolution

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Re-Posing: Resistance, Respiration, and Resolution

Thus Gotama [Buddha] walked toward the town to gather alms, and the two samanas recognized him solely by the perfection of his repose, by the calmness of his figure, in which there was no trace of seeking, desiring, imitating, or striving, only light and peace.

― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Artist Alfred Marasigan, artist and priest Jason Dy, SJ, curator and death companion Staci Bu Shea, and curator Renan Laru-an are interested in notions of care/nurture and control/subjugation, mortality/death and existence/life, as well as rituals/gestures and mediums/objects. These embodied/tensive experiences are posed for reconsideration in light of the new order/disorder of pandemic time.

Through a hybrid platform (online and on-site) of interaction, Marasigan, Dy, Bu Shea, and Laru-an embark on a pilgrimage to sacred spaces throughout the city of Utrecht. A hospice, a chapel, and a cemetery are sites of communing with the spiritual realm and the earthly abode. Though the march starts in solitude and silence with a small community, it will progress into a sphere of public exchange and education.


Ultraspirit searches for where the spirit and spirituality could reside between institutions and the communities that give them life. It is convened by Alfred Marasigan, Jason Dy, SJ, Staci Bu Shea, Renan Laru-an, and companions.


16 April 2023

16:00–18:00 hrs


A small snack and some refreshments will be served at 15:00 hrs, while waiting for the Ultraspirit procession to arrive.


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Capacity: 20 participants


Closed captioning for online stream available.

(Image Credit: Staci Bu Shea, 2021 [Image description: fresh from being washed, a black t-shirt of a hospice guest, with the printed text “Trust the timing of your life” on the front, hangs on a dollie from a shirt hanger. The shirt is drying faster in the warm space of the boiler room of the hospice, near the laundry machines, storage goods, and tools.])