Watchman: The Lord’s Grave Wrath and Displeasure Will Pour Down on This Godless Nation in Proportion to How Far It Pushes Itself Into the Abyss

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has come under heavy scrutiny lately after the public venue held a “playful demon summoning session” for families and children, topped off by a performance called “Lilit the Empathic Demon.” The description of the event reads: At August Free First Saturday, Brooklyn-based artist Tamar Ettun (she/they) will present Lilit the Empathic Demon. The performance is inspired by Lilit, an aerial spirit demon with origins in Sumerian, Akkadian, and Judaic mythology. Families are invited to create a vessel to trap the demon that knows them best—perhaps the “demon of overthinking”—and then participate in a playful ceremony to summon and befriend their demon. This project was organized in collaboration with Dreamsong, which will also host a conversation between the artist and writer Elisabeth Workman on August 4 at 5:30 pm. On a separate page Tamar Ettun displays some of…

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