Observances – 2005

Observances – 2005

A series of eight short Videos as part of the group show Reap, Café Gallery Projects, London. Curated by Anne Bean in collaboration with Mark Anderson. An Artsadmin project

Observances reinstated in Southwark Park a host of the traditional rituals and revelries which once marked the passing of the year. This series of videos documented these rituals as either intimate actions for the camera or participatory collective celebrations.
The video and performances aimed to explore both the aesthetic content and performance at the heart of this ritualised marking of time’s passing and the circularity of the seasons as evidenced by the changes in the park’s environment.

 


September 27th, 2015.
To mark the Decade / Decayed of Anne Bean’s REAP (http://cgplondon.org/decade/)  a new edit of Observances was screened along with a seasonal ritual enacted with Judith Palmer to mark Embertide and Michaelmas.

 

View extracts of videos

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

May Day – Horns

May Day – Horns

May Day- Garlands

May Day- Garlands