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Nov 26, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 | 7PM-1AM | The Orb @ The Betsy - South Beach

em·pa·thy /ˈempəTHē/ (NOUN)
The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

EMPATHY TIME is an art installation that proposes time as a common place. The premise invites the public to allow The Orb to become a pause in space, a place of shelter and safety.

The installation uses time as a premise to present the idea of a common place and motivates visitors to use time-based life experiences as a channel of dialogue. The exercise can be shared with the collective or can be addressed as an individual process. EMPATHY TIME aims to be used as a tool of construction, reflection, and healing.

The artwork will be presented from November 26th to December 31st, 2020. Through an LED system, The Orb will showcase a color transition every eight minute and forty-six seconds, from 7 pm to 1 am, daily.

Visitors are able access a series of materials, including guided meditations, through a QR code located at the neighboring walls of The Orb.

On May 29, the Hennepin County attorney, Mike Freeman, announced thirddegree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges against Derek Chauvin, the officer seen most clearly in witness videos pinning Mr. Floyd to the ground. Mr. Chauvin, who is white, kept his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for at least eight minutes and 15 seconds, according to a Times analysis of timestamped video. Our video investigation shows that Mr. Chauvin did not remove his knee even after Mr. Floyd lost consciousness and for a full minute and 20 seconds after paramedics arrived at the scene. On June 18, the Hennepin County attorney’s office said that its criminal complaint misstated the amount of time Mr. Chauvin kept his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck. The complaint originally said that Mr. Chauvin had done so for eight minutes and 46 seconds, a length of time that became a symbol and rallying cry for protesters.
- The New York Times By Evan Hill, Ainara Tiefenthäler, Christiaan Triebert, Drew Jordan, Haley Willis and Robin Stein
Published May 31, 2020 (Updated Aug. 13, 2020)


Nuria Richards
(Mexico City, 1984)

Nuria Richards holds a Bachelor in Visual Arts from Mexico National University (UNAM), in 2017 graduated from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Her installations and performance work explore collective memory within the public space through performance and installation. 

In 2019 Nuria founded Clandestina, an appointment only gallery at her apartment in Midtown Miami, in a socializing move to build a contemporary art program; a curated community of outsiders that thrive on academic technique as much as coding, curating the views of unexplored feminists, and buffering complex proposals with origin in the Bauhaus residency (to mention one) in a domestic environment. On the business side Clandestina is making big bids for breaking ground, either presenting a solo-female lead booth in January 2020 for an art fair in San Francisco with pieces of museum complexity level, or by pledging to change the distribution of sales revenue mostly based on traditional gallery/artists structures.

Nuria is the Chair of Programming for ArtTable Florida, Chair of Committee for Women for the United States - Mexico Chamber of Commerce. She sees art as a very expectant object that (like every human) activates with proximity.



Meditations will take place on Sunday at 7 pm and will broadcast live from The Orb. 


MICHAEL STASKO | Miami Meditation Coach

Michael Stasko was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He earned a Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Later, while working as an analyst, Michael was deeply moved by a series of personal insights and spiritual experiences that prompted him to leave his career and begin an inward journey. Soon afterwards, Michael met his teacher, Her Holiness Amma Sri Karunamayi. He has since dedicated the last 11 years of his life to serving his teacher, living in India and deepening his practice of yoga, philosophy, pranayama, meditation and chanting Sanskrit mantras. Michael has recently moved back to Miami and brings a positive vibe, rich experiences and an open heart to all of his classes.