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2nd Floor Rear 2017: RITUAL

The Dojo is participating in the 2nd Floor Rear DIY arts festival again this year! We are hosting an exciting project this year which will involve an longer format installation in our gallery! Stay tuned for details!

2nd Floor Rear 2017: RITUAL will feature artist-run events that unpack art’s relationship to ritual.
 A ritual is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects. Rituals are symbol-laden; they accumulate, generate, or refine meaning as they saturate the people, places, and things they touch with affect and desire. They can also instigate symbolic action—rituals are performative in that they symbolically enact cultural values, but can also have real power to act upon the actors involved. Rituals ignite the intelligence of the senses, maneuvering participants through all the valences of discursive meaning, perception, sensation, affect, and action. Rituals are experience as medium, meaning as medium, even the experience of making meaning as medium. Rituals are as playful as they are purposeful. Rituals are a space set apart. A moment-out-of-time. Rituals can create cohesion and structure, or hold space for ambiguity and transformation.