Embracing Emergence and Connection: Music as Medicine

May 8, 2024 5:58 pm

A meditative sound healing led by Gillian Katungi on Saturday 18 May 2024 from 2–5pm at Market Gallery.

Photo: David Chukwujekwu

Provocations and prompts will guide you through a map of Gillian’s most recent research interests applied to a different context, culminating in a new entanglement of her work. Rooted in emergent strategy, participants are invited to explore notions of critical connection in the belief that this can lay a foundation for societal transformation.

You’re encouraged to respond to given prompts and the people around you at your own discretion, and you will be provided with opportunities throughout to express yourself with movement, sounds, writing and drawing. These somatic exercises will be followed by a deep listening invitation – a healing sound bath – whereby folk may lean into rest. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that’s suitable for some light movement.

The event is FREE, ticketed and bookable on Eventbrite. Please be aware that this is a BIPOC-only event, so space will be prioritised for people who identify in this way. 

Photo: Ben Hughes

Artist Biography: Gillian Katungi is an interdisciplinary artist, session musician, songwriter, sound designer, visual artist, and director based in Glasgow. She expresses as and through PAIX, which means peace. As PAIX she experiments with new forms of expression and searches for freedom in the space between (art) forms. She centres collective liberation in her offerings of creative and healing space.

Her inquiry is influenced by the divine, mindbody, Black feminism, love, speculative fiction, emergent strategy and oral storytelling traditions. She approaches her work through a care centred, intersectional and anti-oppressive lens.

She has a desire to transform myself, imagine alternative worlds and collectively build new paradigms, so her artistic process explores the roots and manifestations. Grief, remembering ancestral wisdom, gathering, experimentation, decoloniality, emotional honesty and playful exploration without judgment. She loves participation with and in the community and views play as a tool for liberation.

Poster: Teka

Access: Market Gallery is located at 13 Ross Street on a street facing space that is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with wheelchair accessible toilets. Hot and cold drinks will be provided and accessible throughout the session, and will include two 10 minutes breaks. We have travel and childcare bursaries available, please get in touch to request these and discuss any other access requirements on market@marketgallery.org.