Archive for the ‘Ritual’ Category

Ritual / John Latham : Skoob Tower (1966)

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The ceremonial  burning of a hand built totem of books, originally held outside the British Museum, it was subsequently repeated or re-enacted from 1964 to 1968.

Ritual / Tourist Photography

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Tourists ritually and continuously making evidence of their travels, in 1979 Susan Sontag wrote ” just about everything has been photographed’ and today just about everything is still photographed.

Ritual / AIDS 3D : OMG Obelisk (2007)

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A false idol appropriating two other signifiers: neon signage and the language of text abbreviation.

Ritual / Arcangelo Sassolino : Untitled (2008)

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For each installation a freshly machined length of timber is forced to its breaking point by a hydraulic ram. As the breaking point is reached the man made objects exist in harmony yet expose the natural, phenomena and structures of the objects and process.

Ritual / Potlatch Kwakwaka’wakw

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The ceremonial gathering of one of the tribes of the Pacific Northwest of America who traditionally operate within a system of gift economy. Once banned, the tribes are re-performing elements of their ancestors tradition.

Ritual / Rolling Stones Tour

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Since their formation the Rolling Stones have almost continually been on tour with fans traveling along with the tour to repeatedly watch the same lavish spectacle of the same music.

Ritual / Channel Four : Wedding House

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The denaturing of a traditionally sanctified ceremony of marriage for the spectacle of mass entertainment.

Rituals / Walking Rituals : Mother of the Plaza De Mayo

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The annual protest of mother’s in Argentina, who believe that their children were abducted during the years known as the Dirty War (1976–1983).

Rituals / Binge Drinking

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Ritualistic copious and conspicuous consumption of alcohol on Friday and Saturday by large numbers of the British public.

Ritual / Oliver Laric : ↓ ↑ (2008)

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Split screen video of appropriated internet footage of baptisms where the baptism occurs in the spilt between the left and right screens. The left descends unbaptised and the right ascends baptised.