Residency #21 – Alecia Neo – April 2021

Artist Statement
Youth in Loop
Alecia Neo invites young people under the age of 30 from diverse backgrounds to participate in a series of creative workshops, exploring the various forms of caring and well-being through movement, gestures and text. What do we care about and take care of? Who and how do we caregive? Are we able to embrace and receive care from others?
Through centering the perspectives of young people on mental health, Youth in Loop reverses the norm of adults setting the rules for engagement, and invites young people to understand their boundaries and desires through creating their own framework of care.
This series is part of Alecia’s on-going artistic research, Care Index (2020 – ongoing), a long-term artistic research project on embodied care, performed through everyday gestures and rituals.