Ritual/Feast

“Ritual/Feast” is a participatory performance that explores the concept of “giving thanks” through the process of engaging in a processional to the site of the feast. Commencing in the library rotunda, the participates gathered in a circle surrounding the performer who sits chanting and meditating (giving thanks) while images of “food—the feast” appears on the screen above. The performer then leads the audience/participants to the site of the feast, creating a trail of memory by dropping rose petals on our journey, hence exploring the relationship between “giving thanks”, sacrifice and memory. This performance installation is about engaging in such communal (a ritual feast) events and interrogates liminality.