like (in) the space of breath:
aspects of ritual and community

Forest City Gallery
London, Ontario

This was a collaborative residency and intermedia installation with Lily Markiewicz which included photography, sound, sculpture, dough making, roller-skating, sweeping and storytelling.

In this two-week residency and durational performance ritual and community were explored in conversation and through the repetitive gestures of sifting flour, kneading dough, and sweeping . Ritual and community are both vital elements in the formation of self and individuality. Whose interest are guarded, whose power is protected in the socially constructed process of inclusion and exclusion?


1. an established or prescribed procedure for a religious or other rite. 2. a system or collection of religious or other rites. 3. observance of set forms in public worship. 4. any practice or pattern of behaviors repeated in a prescribed manner reminiscent of religious ritual. 5. a book of rites or ceremonies


1. a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and have a common cultural and historical heritage. 2.a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests. 3. the plant and animal populations occupying a given area. 4. joint possession, enjoyment, liability. 5. similar character; agreement. 6. the community, the public; society.