Your worries will become part of an audio file with everyone else’s to be included in our ongoing Worries Bash and Infinite Worries Bash project. Worries Bash is a participatory installation consisting of recorded worries collected from hundreds of people and presented as part of a continuous audio portrait emanating from fragile papier-mâché sculptures. Infinite Worries Bash lives online and invites user participation.
We started collecting worries following the 2016 election in the USA. Worrisome shifts in politics triggered our interest in collecting worries. Leaders are drawing the culture inward while souring relationships with longstanding allies. The emotionalization of events by the media is engendering worries that swirl inside us, trapping us in manufactured anxieties. We have been asking people in our communities what they are worried about and find they have a plethora of concerns at the ready. This project is an opportunity to collect various types of worries and consider similarities in emotional cycles across continents. There are many social situations where it is unacceptable to express these thoughts and emotions, yet we all have them.
The first Worries Bash took place at Agva-CIAT in Berlin in August 2017. Worries Bash has been at Montserrat College of Art Galleries, Proof Gallery, the Blue House Gallery , and as Infinite Worries Bash at Boston Cyberarts. Here is an interview with the Boston Art Review about Worries Bash when it was at Proof Gallery.
Help us to share and bear the brunt of our worries collectively by recording your worries here and visiting Infinite Worries Bash!
Thank you for sharing your worries! Caitlin & Misha