Art
April 20, 2020

Reset Rooms a project by Shannon Finnegan & GALS

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Way back in March we introduced you to artist Shannon Finnegan and our new multi-week outreach residency. The project opened on Thursday, March 12, 2020 and on the very next morning we closed due to COVID-19. While the project will still be there for you once we reopen we love it so much we wanted to share it with you here. 

For this outreach residency, we paired Finnegan with students at Girls Athletic Leadership School. During their time together they dove into themes inspired by Finnegan’s artistic practice. Among many things, the group discussed how ableist systems influence the way folks experience physical spaces. Within these conversations, one guiding question was, who gets to decide what is appropriate behavior for public spaces? This took us on a journey that lead us to a space in gals known as the “Reset Room” a space students are encouraged to visit when they are feeling overwhelmed or distracted by emotions. Each student then created their own redesign of the reset room at MCA Denver. Each vignette is a multi-sensory space tailored to a specific feeling or mood. It may be a little while until you can experience these in person however, you can get a virtual tour below.

Reset Room

 

Here's the digital Zine to accompany the exhibition (click on the image to read).

 

Zine Reset Room

 

 

Makayla Pacheco - This playlist is for when you feel **sparkle**

Makayla Pacheco - This playlist is for when you feel **sparkle**

 

MariaJose V - This playlist is for when: I’m tired, I just wanna relax, I wanna be alone and have peace, or wanna sleep

MariaJose V - This playlist is for when: I’m tired, I just wanna relax, I wanna be alone and have peace, or wanna sleep

 

Iris M - This playlist is for happy / relaxed / calm

Iris M - This playlist is for happy / relaxed / calm

 

Jacquelin Olivas - This playlist is for when I’m sad and when I’m with friends being in la depre

acquelin Olivas - This playlist is for when I’m sad and when I’m with friends being in la depre

 

Daniela R - This playlist is for when I’m sad in my room or taking a shower

Daniela R - This playlist is for when I’m sad in my room or taking a shower

 

Pilar Santos - This playlist is for chill/mellow

Pilar Santos - This playlist is for chill/mellow

 

Mason R.B - Chaotic Calm. If you need to get your mind off something, turn the volume up and have something to focus on.

Mason R.B - Chaotic Calm. If you need to get your mind off something, turn the volume up and have something to focus on.

 

JuJu - This playlist is for when I’m chilling and vibing. So I would listen to it everyday because I tend to feel different throughout the day.

JuJu - This playlist is for when I’m chilling and vibing. So I would listen to it everyday because I tend to feel different throughout the day.

 

Janniyah - Euphoria (Real vibey, but puts you in a good mood)

Janniyah - Euphoria (Real vibey, but puts you in a good mood)

 

Vae - For throwback vibes

Vae - For throwback vibes