Holy Hiatus

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Holy Hiatus was a series of temporary public art projects and events curated by Ruth Jones that took place in Cardigan between 21st and 31st May 2008. The project focused on social ritual and identity, community and public places. Holy Hiatus refers to the crossing of the threshold between outer and inner consciousness and the artworks and events will explore the vital role that ritual plays in social interaction, stressing the importance of ‘liminal’ or in-between spaces and experiences, where personal and social identities may be creatively transformed. There were three strands to the project:

• Five commissioned new works by the artists Alastair MacLennan, Maura Hazelden, Simon Whitehead, Anna Lucas, Yvonne Buccheim

• A symposium organised in collaboration LAND2, University of West England chaired by Dr. Heike Roms from the University of Wales in Aberystwyth

• A bilingual publication to document and contextualise the project published by Parthian in 2010.

Publication:
The project will be contextualised in a specialist publication in English and Welsh published by Parthian Books in 2010. The publication will function as a document of the project, but also extend to a critical reflection of ritual, liminality and community in relation to the siting of the project in Cardigan. Essays by Ruth Jones, Bobby C. Alexander, Sam Hurn and Iain Biggs will be included.

For more information about Holy Hiatus events and the publicaton go to www.holyhiatus.co.uk

A second two-day Symposium is taking place on 24th 25th and 26th September 2010 in the Small World Theatre, Cardigan. Go to www.holyhiatus.co.uk/symposium for booking and further information.

 

Anna Lucas still from Begail Foxwell Whip

Anna Lucas installation shot Begail Foxwell Whip

Alastair MacLennan documentation from Lure in Rule

Alastair MacLennan documentation from Lure in Rule

Maura Hazelden documentation from performance

Maura Hazelden documentation from performance

Yvonne Buchheim documentation from Sound Water Beat

Yvonne Buchheim documentation from Sound Water Beat

Simon Whitehead documentation from Drift

Simon Whitehead documentation from Drift

 

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