The Creation of a Ritual
Hilbert Raum Berlin, Reuterstr. 31 12047 Berlin, 01-07 July 2019, www.hilbertraum.org
Curated by: Juan Arata, Eli Cornejo, Leslie Ranzoni and Stephanie Fenner
Artists: Aleka Medina, Avant Garden, Balthazar Blumberg, Finnja Willner, Julian Santana, Matteo Desantis, Mano Leyrado, Lan Hunge, Luz Peuscovich, Olivia Igual, Rayen Mitrovich, SSMIDD, Yuval Galili
“Any ritual is an opportunity for transformation. To do a ritual, you must be willing to be transformed in some way. The inner willingness is what makes the ritual come alive and have power. If you aren’t willing to be changed by the ritual, don’t do it.”- Starhawk, American writer, teacher and activist
During seven days of this ongoing project, the artists will work together, as a community to co-create a Ritual that will be shown on the 7th of July. In order to do so, each of them will create an activity – following the concept of creation or ritual during the week of production – residency. It is important to understand that we are not preparing an exhibition in the traditional sense, so the concept of the space as a gallery or a show room should disappear and be reappropriated. The public is invited to visit during the opening hours while the ritual is ongoing. Also during the seven days of ritual in progress and the ceremony the audience should be able to be part of the activities – the public gives something to the ritual as the ritual give something to the viewer by creating and interacting.