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Grace Forum with Lee Mingwei: Our Labyrinth For Grace (In-Person) 

Sunday, October 9 @ 9:30 am 10:30 am

Photo courtesy of Museum Villa Stuck, photo by Barbara Donaubauer

On Saturday, October 8, Grace Cathedral’s 2022 Artist in Residence Lee Mingwei presents his work, Our Labyrinth For Grace. It is an epic twelve-hour performance by three dancers, the Men of the cathedral’s Choir of Men and Boys, and organist Susan Jane Matthews.  

The work has previously been performed at Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Tate Modern in London. In Our Labyrinth, dancers use a broom to sweep a mound of rice along a labyrinthian path, to the subtle sound of ankle bells. At each location, the performance has changed, as the space and time where it takes place infuses the work with a different feeling and character.  

Join Malcolm Clemens Young in a conversation with Lee Mingwei and the dancers who performed Our Labyrinth For Grace about the creation of the work, what it feels like to perform it, and how the work has evolved over time and space. For more about Lee’s residency, visit gracecathedral.org/air2022

The Forum will be posted on our Youtube channel for viewing following the livestream.    

Watch Lee Mingwei: Our Labyrinth, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2017

For more about Lee’s residency, visit gracecathedral.org/air2022

Dancers 

Aya Sone
Photo by Air Portraits
Wu Cheng-Lung
Jean-Gabriel Manolis
Photo by Chi-Hsiang CHEN

About the Moderator 

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.    

About The Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors, and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  More about Grace Forum Online 

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