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Opening Reception | DREAM TEMPLE (for Octavia)

Artists Mia Imani Harrison and Mayola Tikaka. Photo by Marcus Donner.

On Thursday, March 7, DREAM TEMPLE (for Octavia) opened at ARTS at King Street Station. Artists Mia Imani Harrison and Mayola Tikaka use the writings of Octavia Butler, who prophesied 2024 as the year society in the United States grows unstable, to create a gathering space for Black folx to be heard and to hear each other.

Artwork in gallery. White sculpture of bed with imprint of a person sleeping in the middle. A white side table on either side. Projection of spiral of images of Earth on the wall behind.
Photo by Marcus Donner.

The artists welcomed sound bath practitioner, Tai Mattox, who performed during the opening reception. Learn more about Tai at Stay tuned: we’ll post more activations here and in our calendar.

Photo by Marcus Donner.

DREAM TEMPLE (for Octavia) is on view March 7 to May 23. Gallery hours are Wed. – Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on First Thursdays. FREE admission.

What to Expect: DREAM TEMPLE (for Octavia) features an enclosed resting space with low lighting containing resting mats, an altar, and projections featuring imagery of Black rest and contemplation of Octavia Butler’s work. Over the course of the exhibition, the space will feature rest rituals, interviews, and performances by the artists.