• Bring together art community to infuse Sunrise Movement with creative dimension, in alignment with the theme and with leadership from legacy Catharsis 411 crew.

    411 Sunrise Mural


  • Pachamama embodies healing through nature's embrace. Through the encircling concept of our sculpture, we incorporate the message of Pachamama and bringing it to Catharsis on the Mall, fusing cultures and philosophies together through the binding power of Mother Nature.

    Abrazo De Pachamama


  • anima:Tua provides a space that invites the public to experience this interaction: a communal place in which they can meditate on healing their relationship with the spiritual and physical aspects of how humanity interacts with the planet they live on.

    anima:Tua


  • Beams is a light installation representing the beams of light that emerge from one’s glowing soul. Beams exists to bring out the light in others.

    Beams


  • We are hoping to create a space where participants are forced to think about the future we desire and how we need to act to get there. Through the exciting visuals they have never experienced before, this moment will leave a lasting impact on their mental space. This art installation is our contribution to the climate change debate and we hope to wake people up to the realities of the issue at hand.

    BirthBox


  • Community Sound System FDMT is a community project from Washington, DC that hand builds sound systems to use for live music, DJ, Bands, fundraisers, public rallies, dance workshops, yoga classes, and activism.

    Community Sound System FDMT


  • Ichiro Sacred Beings is a piece of art made with love and creativity, we want the people to all around the world experience this with us.  Ichiro is made full of rituals and sacred symbols.

    ICHIRO: THE SACRED BEINGS


  • We are trying to call attention to the rapidly increasing rate of planetary extinction and want to call for a national climate emergency declaration.

    L.I.F.E


  • Participants will get to roll O-One and experience moving a large object much larger than themselves will be joyful and a little scary. Working together, people will be able to control, steer, and roll our mothership O-One

    Mothership O


  • The art of washing yourself and being blessed by water, giving thanks and respect to water as our life force and source is of the upmost importance. We have a duty to all life dependent on access to clean, healthy, safe water and inspire others to not be mislead and distracted from this one truth WATER IS LIFE for HUMANITY!

    Primordial Soap


  • Inspired by exploring what is beautiful--by stories like, Bulleh Shah (a respected Muslim Sufi mystic) having his own pride parade in 14th century India while dressed in femme bridal clothes (& still loved by Atheists, Sikhs & Hindus alike), Qajarian (pre-colonialized Iran) beauty standards where it was preferred that men were bare faced & women had facial hair, Afro Futurism: Octavia Butler's  incorporatations of multi-ethnic & multi-species communities that insist on "hybridity beyond the point of discomfort"--reflecting the artist's mixed identities), differ-abilities (not disabilities), Kabbalah, 6 genders in the Torah, queerness of Muslim cultures & of alternative translations of the Quran that talk about Ancient Aliens. This series comprised of paintings that challenges beauty standards, western narratives of POC history while paying homage to our ancestors who were more fwd thinking then we give them credit & bringing attention to their ancient futurism.

    Queer People of Color Futures: Alt. Beauty Standards Inspired


  • Our project provides a space that prioritizes play while letting the participants contemplate the idea of right to play for everyone and everywhere.

    Right To Play


  • An Immersive, Collaborative Painting Experience: Uniting people across time, space and cultures to contribute to something larger than ourselves

    Samaki: Stronger Together


  • Freedom of thought, truth and liberty is what advances humanity.  We hope to demonstrate a beautiful colorful space powered by the sun, an example of a Green mindset in more ways than one.  We are radically inclusive and will teach the 10 principles of Burning Man. All may speak, all may demand change.

    Soap Box Confessions: An Oral History of DC


  • The earth project directly relates to the catharsis mission by inviting interactive engagement with the audience that will specifically bring focus to the interconnectedness of all beings and our resulting cumulative impact.

    Temporary Earth


  • To Blow minds and up the anty ! this is an engineering marvel that will inspire potential artist that anything is possible.

    The Killadelphia Experiment


  • The Trybrary provides a mobile, physical gathering space in the public commons for people to play, explore, and create together.

    The Trybrary


  • The lotus represents the fertile womb where creativity can blossom---A yin space that represents peaceful rebirth and transformation of heart, mind, and spirit through music, vibration, and creation.

    The Womb Lotus Performance Pod & Rebirth Canal


  • With awareness about plastic pollution and alternatives, the Plastic Shanty is a gathering space for cultivating a culture that revives our connection and respect to our mother, Gaia. It will transform the audience by offering ideas and showing the effects of plastics on the Earth. The use of alternatives will help in restoring our environment and foster a mass social change in harmony with the world.

    The Plastic Shanty


  • Our "joy generators" will hand out 1,000+ kazoos (dependent on funding) to create both intimate and large scale music merriment, including hit songs like "This Land Is Your Land" and "This Little Light of Mine." All are invited to participate in this performance art, taking place throughout the event.

    The Joyful Revolution’s Kazoo Catharsis


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