About the Project
Incorporating the practice of yoga and its principles on ethics in her project Yoga Body Prints and Principles, Suran Song invited the neighborhood to relax together and create mono-prints inspired by the body and various yoga postures. She hoped that within the busy commercial neighborhood of Jackson Heights, people would be able to adopt a new mindset about success and competition and enjoy the company of one another. The prints were accompanied by the participants’ explanation of yogic principles and were installed within the laundromat throughout the residency.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bringing together opposites and keeping sympathy, Suran makes art that uses yoga as medium. The inspiration of Sanskrit and the civics of politics influence her work as a painter and performance artist. Her Korean father, a Professor of Eastern Philosophy and Library Director at Bryn Mawr College, and avid lover of art and archaeology, fostered Suran’s creative investigation into the unnatural order of things. Her Greek mother, also an educator and librarian, gave Suran the love of democracy and reading. She is very excited to participate in The Laundromat Project’s Artist Residency, Create Change!