REST* is a multimedia installation and performance constructed by Hilary White investigating faith, and it’s possible role in experiencing relational interactions with the physical depicting the spiritual as a mode of community development through story telling and celebration. REST utilizes ritual aesthetic and the rave format as modes of developing communitas*. The symbolic narration interjects references to the account in the book of Revelations depicting the regeneration of heaven and earth as an undivided locus void of all systems of death. The use of specific content is used to catalyze the developing conversation of how a faith narrative may enact relational expressions of identity that engage diverse populations, and how celebration through expressive dance engages beyond specific belifes and engages the moment within the oceanic experience of now. REST is an installation of constants exposed to flux in relation to collaborators, location, and the interactions that develop within each installment.
*Communitas refers to anthropologist Victor Turner’s use of the term
as an unstructured state (a departure from social
constructs) in which all members of a community are
equal, allowing them to share a common experience
* REST: Relational Expressions of Spiritual Transcendence;
The Biblical reference: Matthew 28:11 “Come to me all you who
are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.”
REST utilizes and promotes the community it is situated within. REST has partnered with the Gainesville Child Advocacy Center as a way to directly address and bring awareness to the needs within the community. The installation sites will be accepting wrapped juice box drinks and wrapped non perishable single serving snacks to be donated to the CAC for the children they work with. Please consider donating these food items at these events.
Featuring music performed by Ghost Fields, Black Galaxy Entertainment, and Enoch from the hip hop group CYNE.
Thank you to these collaborators who have made this installment of REST possible:
Performers: Senta Achee, Oliver Klicker
Sound: Dave Michael
Photography: Joshua Hobson