Photo & film series
The idea for this series began when working with the artist Zed Lightheart, who is currently collaborating on the performance, Oil and Water. He is creating a family of ritual vessels to be used live. These works are being moulded and made to fit me. fit my hand. fit the purpose. fit the rituals.
I started to think about how i don't have ritual objects like this? vessels, chalices, holders, cups, beads, ornaments, statues.
But I do have -
A collection of rocks that include a few pebbles from St Ives beach, a tiny rose quartz crystal from zen and a pendent of a catholic saint i don't know. I hold them together when trying to summon something, like a good menstrual flow or getting that grant.
i do have my henna tubs, i do have essential oils, i do have my medication,
all things in aid of my rituals. daily rituals.
I think we all have ritual objects, things that assist daily practice in so many ways.
like weed boxes or vibrators or customised medication holders or a bonsai tree from B&Q.
I really want to document these objects.
How it works
We will talk about your objects, kind of let me find out how big or small and how best to document. the objects will all be documented as still image and film. we will chat, if its ok we will record our chat.
i will pay for your travel and will buy you lunch/breakfast or dinner. this project is currently not funded so no fee can be given. Your name and all credits you desire will be put on the project in as much or less detail as you like.
if you have any access issues, tell me and we will accommodate to everything. any items sent to me will be sent back unless stated it has been donated and then in that case i have an archive on my hands. lush!
What to be involved
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
ring me at 07545460907
skype me at @deminandhra
other ways are dm's & tweets @deminandhra
this project is a rolling project so no deadlines but we have our first public facing showing at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery's 'Finding Faith' programme on March 10th.
A regional programme in partnership with the British Museum's "Living with the Gods exhibition. Finding Faith programme is running till march 2018 and is curated by Suriya Aisha
So for this showing i'm looking to document 10 items that will be shown as a film in one of the exhibiting spaces at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. If this project sounds interesting to you please get in touch!!