I Hope U Know How Loved U Are
Classroom of Compassion presents a large-scale floral altar to remember the many Angelenos we’ve lost amid the pandemic and in particular those from communities that have been disproportionately affected. The work is envisioned as a space and moment to grieve and memorialize the many angels of LA together.
Titled Los Angeles, I hope u know how loved you are, the work is sited in Downtown LA on a lot on Mateo Street that currently functions as a car wash. Through a public outreach campaign that will last throughout the presentation of the installation, Classroom of Compassion and The Mistake Room asks members of the community to submit photos and stories of loved ones they have lost amid the pandemic. The photos are used to create a looping in memoriam video that projects on a screen embedded in the altar and also on a microsite that functions as a virtual form of the work.
Classroom of Compassion hopes that this space gives those that are grieving the loss of friends and family an opportunity to process their loss with others like them, and in turn hold space for their healing journey. An accompanying series of online public programs activates the work throughout the duration of its presentation.