“Transfourming Sorrow”: Multimedia Installation and Centennial Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide (1915-2015)

Saturday, Apr 25 2015;    Saturday, May 02 2015;    Saturday, May 09 2015;    Saturday, May 16 2015;
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM


“Transfourming Sorrow”, a powerful multimedia installation by artist Kardash Onnig, will pay tribute to the decimation of the Armenian population in Anatolian Turkey in 1915. It is also an invitation for people to mourn and transcend their grief and sorrow. Visitors enter the “Womb of Sorrow”, an acoustic sanctuary called a Mehian, and encounter four different auditory experiences emanating from four large speakers handcrafted by Kardash. Visitors will walk to “The Field of Transfourmation”, an enclosure of fourteen panels each dedicated to a transference the artist had with others throughout his life, whereby an unspeakable loss and sorrow is transformed.