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A Setting for Rituals Involving indigo

Collaboration of Craft Mystery Cult (Sonja Dahl, Jovencio de la Paz, Stacy Jo Scott)
cloth, thread, glass, wood, ceramic, metal, 3D printed plastic, water, indigo dye, daily performance
2012

Photo by PD Rearick

In order to navigate body, gesture, object and space, Craft Mystery Cult has created a ritual site in the museum. The hexagonal platform acts as a stage and an altar, a point of meditative focus and of performative motion. Populated with large ceramic vessels containing water and indigo dye, silk mats and hand-formed tools, the site also periodically houses a body in motion, appearing daily to quietly perform activities that reflect the meditative gestures of craft work. Those daily gestures speak to tending, to bodily relation to objects, to the generative energy of craft. The objects themselves, without the active body, speak of embedded activity as well as the potential of bodily interaction yet to come. This is a site in careful motion, where objects are used and altered, and where the viewer has an opportunity to look with extreme focus on single gestures relating the physical to the metaphysical. These gestures are offered as symbolic entryways to notions of body, form, motion and transformation.


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