Hen Institute is a mobile chicken coop, inhabited by egg-laying chickens, that serves as a public art project, a classroom, and community space in Raleigh.
Hen Institute invites artists and community members to use the space as a curatorial framework to create artistic, community-based and educational programs.
It’s sponsored by the City of Raleigh and the Raleigh Arts Commission, as part of SEEK Raleigh.
Want to check it out? It will be outside of Sertoma Arts Center, 1400 W Millbrook Road, Raleigh, from October 7th to November 8th, 2020.
Throughout the month there will be special events at the mobile chicken cook. Here are a couple that have been announced, but please check back soon for more.
If you attend a program in person, please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
Sarah Krive and Gregory Grieve will lead 60 minutes of socially distanced mediation and a slow looking exercise. Please come prepared to socially distance, or participate over Zoom. Grieve will lead a traditional Zen silent meditation, and Krive will conduct the slow looking exercise.
Gregory Price Grieve is Head and Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He researches and teaches at the intersection of Buddhism, popular culture, and digital media. He is also a life artist, ludanuat, and expert in the practice of the Experimental Humanities.
Sarah Krive is a poet, writer, performance artist, and lecturer in humanities and social science at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Her dog Rose is likely sitting at her feet while you are reading this.
Reading for the Birds
October 18th, 2020
Poet and performer Chris Vitiello (aka the Poetry Fox) will read poems written for the chickens at the Hen Institute written off of Attar’s “Conference of the Birds,” Lucretius’ “On the Nature of the Universe,” and English and French field guides to birds and birdsong. Humans are also welcome to attend.
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