Carry On: Baggage [Video and Artist Talk]

with Sandra Gustafson

Sunday, October 16th, 1:00 PM
UUS:E sanctuary and Zoom

On August 12th, about 20 UUS:E members and friends joined artist (and UUS:E member) Sandra Gustafson for her performance of Carry-On: Baggage. If you missed the performance, but want to get a taste of the experience, join us on Sunday afternoon, October 16th at 1:00 PM. Sandra will share a beautiful and compelling video about the project, followed by discussion. This event will be held in-person in the UUS:E sanctuary, and also streamed live over Zoom. (Watch our regular eblasts for login information.)

Questions? Contact Rev. Josh at [email protected] or (860) 652-8961


Carry On: Baggage is an exploration of how personal and intergenerational memory combine to form unique identities. Through the construction and deconstruction of a freestanding, transient mural, artist (and UUS:E member) Sandra Gustafson highlights the duality of trauma. “We are restricted by the very legacies that define us,” says Ms. Gustafson, and “sacred communities arise from suffering. Carry-On: Baggage asks audiences to consider which parts of our experiences are worth holding on to, and what happens when we challenge our value structures.”

Carry-On: Baggage was created with the generous financial support of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.