The Sound of Sanctuary
Sound has been used as a powerful tool for healing and introspection in myriad cultures and spiritual practices throughout human history. The Sound of Sanctuary is a sound meditation series held at FOR-SITE Foundation's Sanctuary exhibition in the Fort Mason Chapel. Led by Somatic Experience and Certified Sound Healing Practitioner Loriel Starr, participants are invited to lay upon the Sanctuary artist rugs, immerse themselves in the restorative sonic space, and tune in to their inner sanctuary.
For its latest presentation of art about place, FOR-SITE invited 36 artists from 21 different countries to design contemporary rugs reflecting on the notion of sanctuary, offering visitors a multiplicity of perspectives on the basic human need for refuge, protection, and sacred ground. Installed on the floor of the historic Fort Mason Chapel, the four-by-six-foot hand-knotted carpets call to mind traditional prayer rugs, but they transcend religious connotations, encompassing thoughtful viewpoints on cultural identity, sense of place, and belonging. For more information please visit www.for-site.org.