Soon after the start of the MA, I began writing about ritual; how the notion of it would be embedded in the work. But these notions lay outside the process of making.
The process of preparing for the show, now online, has made me reflect on this in a different way. The act of keeping a journal and thinking of the online show as referencing physical work and these references becoming work in themselves, I now see how the process is the ritual. The theme itself is no longer the ritual, it is the thematic context. The process has become the ritual as I embed ideas, thoughts and feelings in a repetitive set of actions that accumulate and accrete into final works over time. The final works become reifications of ritual in the context of a theme. The works have become way-markers in the development of a philosophy.