WHISPER SESSION #4
Dear Artists #WFH by Beatrice Glow
“We are as strong as the weakest link in our ecosystem,” writes Beatrice Glow from the epicenter of the epicenter (Queens, NY). In a moment when precarious arts workers face unexpected distress, Glow has compiled Dear Artists #WFH, spanning tools from self-care to time management. Part open letter, artwork, and workbook, Dear Artists #WFH offers countermeasures for culture workers to find their rhythm.
Additionally, Glow is making PPE for healthcare workers and offering a free, open-source tutorial for mask-making here. If you are in the position to give, please consider offering a donation to support Glow's PPE distribution here.
Beatrice Glow is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and advocate. She has been named 2019-2020 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Artist, 2018-19 Smack Mellon Studio Program Artist and 2018-19 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow. As a 2017-18 ZERO1 American Arts Incubator artist, she taught new media workshops in Ecuador to amplify Indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorian voices. Her 2016-17 Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU residency led to virtual and augmented reality projects “The Wayfinding Project” and “Mannahatta VR,” and public installation “Lenapeway” in allyship with Indigenous environmental stewardship. She received a 2013 Franklin Furnace Fund grant for “Floating Library”—a pop-up public space aboard the Hudson River’s Lilac Museum Steamship. As a 2008-9 Fulbright Scholar, she developed a migratory museum and trilingual artist book on Asian migration to Peru.