ritual.for her

Ozu / Sabina / Italy

installation.ritual

Paper, plastic, plaster, bamboo, brick

music by Nicolas Underwood

film by Gabriele de Marco

2008

The concept of this installation is inspired by the ritual performed throughout Asia when a person is dying. After the setting is prepared and the Heart Sutra – in this context, a Buddhist prayer – has been read, all the props used for the set-up of the installation were burnt as a symbolic gesture signifying the transfer of the dead person’s belongings to the afterworld.

“Ritual. for Her” was done for a good friend’s sister in the summer of 2008.