Under the umbrella of Bao Nguyen’s one-on-one performance series, the Center for Questioning and Questioning and Questioning?, Sentient Sediment welcomes you with your friends, families, or a small group of strangers to participate in a meditative performance consisting of 5–6 people. Accompanied by the singing and movements of Bao, you will be prompted to act, challenged to trust, and encouraged to play. You are invited to reflect on what we have been holding as humans and shift our logic slowly to consider what rock has been holding. Together, we will move from thinking as humans to thinking as rocks. 

This is a 40-minute interactive performance using the metaphor of rocks and the geological cycle to induce your realization of what you are holding onto in relation to collective emotions.

This performance is presented by Cliff Banquet, a Baltimore-based performance artist collective.

What is the Center of Questioning and Questioning and Questioning?

“We provide a service that collects questions in exchange for bespoke 1-on-1 guided walks and small group journeys. Through these questions, we hope to help you arrive at insights.”

— Bao Nguyen

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* A small donation is required to schedule a walk. All suggested donations will go toward Baltimore Peace Movement.

* Email [email protected] to waive the donation if having trouble paying.

Performance Date: Friday, 4/28/2023

Time Slots: 7:00 PM, 8:30 PM

Location: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 

1900 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD

RSVP: thecenterforquestioning.com

Content Advisory

  • Contact level: friendly to intimate, depending on your participation level
  • The space is not wheelchair accessible
  • Possible disorienting light and sound 
  • You will be seated on the ground. Chairs will be available
  • Gentle interaction with hands and arms.

About Bao Nguyen

Bao Nguyen (they/them) is a new media artist, experimental vocalist, and curator born in Vietnam and based in Baltimore. Through performance, sound, video, and interactive media, Bao’s practice examines oral traditions to reconsider the history of Vietnamese nation-building and devise new connections between ourselves and the landscape. They have exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, including shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Ewha Woman University, Korea. In 2022, they were awarded the Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Award from the New Media Caucus. Bao recently completed their residency at Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art.

About Cliff Banquet

We bash a banquet, celebrating those who enjoy the danger zone.

CLIFF BANQUET, established by artist Joy Li and curator Joyce Liang in 2020, is a project-based artist collective producing interdisciplinary performances bi-annually.

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