LA-based artist Michael Rippens shares his installation “20 Seconds In Memoriam” an interpretive hand-washing station which pays homage to the hundreds of Filipino American healthcare workers who have sacrificed their lives since the start of the pandemic in the service of caring for others. Their names—hand-printed in the sink’s basin—become visible as visitors wash their hands, allowing one to spend the recommended 20 seconds reflecting on those front-line workers killed by COVID-19.
The installation is part of the 2022 Social Justice Teach In.
Visitors are asked to interact with the work one at a time, and follow all posted safety guidelines and instructions – including wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance away from others.
In collaboration with: College of Liberal Arts, Ethnic Studies, OUDI, and Creative Works, Robert E. Kennedy Library
When: February 17, 2022
Where: University Union, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo