‘What It Is Rite’ (2016) is building on previous works creating empathic and uplifting experiences. I am interested in ‘sense of place’ and ‘other spaces’. Sense of place is the emotional attachment people have to locations. Other spaces are locations where people behave differently unlike everyday situations like being at home.
In common with these past works, ‘What It Is Rite’ explores the human condition and the fragility of human relationships. In particular the tipping point between feeling safe and unsafe. Safe and unsafe ‘spaces’ can be found in our every day experiences. A physical location, a word or a gesture can delineate the transition from feeling safe to unsafe and back again. These ideas were explored through a light installation, an audio work and a dance performance.