LIMINALITY - Beyond the Threshold
CURATED BY SEAN MCLUSKY / KEVIN QUIGLEY / BJØRN HATLESKOG
1 JUNE – 10 JUNE 2017
Opening performance event – Thursday 1st June 2017, 6pm -10pm.
Closing night performance event – Saturday 10st June 2017, 6pm – 10pm
Installations, echo’s and documentation remain on site for one week.
Tuesday – Saturday
Noon – 6PM or by Appointment
In anthropology LIMINALITY from the Latin word ‘līmen’ means “a threshold”: the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of rituals.
During a ritual’s liminal stage, participants “stand at the threshold” between their previous way of structuring their identity, time, or community and a new way, which the ritual establishes.
The anthropologist Victor Turner in his seminal work on anthropology and performance talks about the liminal as a ‘marginalised’ space of possibility, of potential forms, structures, conjectures, and desires – ‘fructile chaos’ ‘a striving after new forms … a gestation process.’
In our use of the term LIMINALITY we are exploring – ‘art that can be described as being located at the edge of what is possible’
LIMINALITY presents new works by artists that intentionally ‘cross-over’ into multi-disciplinary areas of production, mixing, moving through sound / visual performance. Their aim is to tear open new ideas; new avenues of LIMINALITY like the ritualistic shaman throwing themselves into bouts of the unknown either through softly spoken transcendent states or spat through a daemonic mouth into a primordial moment a primordial experience.
LIMINALITY – audio visual performance and sound installations over ten rooms of artists’ works.
All performances at opening event will be simultaneous, building to, and going [Beyond the Threshold]