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Ritual

Published: 18.11.2022
Ritual.
Baptiste Brossard
Helen Dowling
Sara-Lena Maierhofer
Editor:
Madeleine Frey, Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen
Edited by:
Arnoldsche Art Publishers
Edited at:
Stuttgart
Edited on:
2021
Technical data:
136 pages, 20 x 27 cm. English, German, French
ISBN / ISSN:
ISBN 978-3-89790-652-5
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p.16-17: Baptiste Brossard, Msscrs, 2021
. Stills, video, Sound.13:13 min
. Transonor canvas.
. 140 × 1250 cm.
p.16-17: Baptiste Brossard, Msscrs, 2021
Stills, video, Sound.13:13 min
Transonor canvas.
140 × 1250 cm

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Intro
Rituals shape our social relations and are highly significant in all cultures. They constitute communities and help accompany processes of transformation by conveying security and support.
During the pandemic, people were forced to stay away -quite literally- from many everyday rituals. From big events and walkabouts to little but important gestures such as personally shaking hands by way of greeting. With many social interactions no longer possible, it became clear how important they are for a functioning society and how rituals define and facilitate our everyday life.

The artists Baptiste Brossard, Helen Dowling, and Sara-Lena Maierhofer explore rituals in their various contemporary forms and question their conditions and possibilities. Based on predominantly time-based media such as photography and video, their works discuss the social consensus of rituals and view it in a broader context with other cultures and exemplify the ephemeral and performative character of ritual acts.

Published as part of the exhibition of the same name at Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen, the publication Rituals imparts a critical perspective on this elementary social force. It illustrates that rituals are necessarily subject to change yet can also strengthen personal and societal resilience in the present day and how new rituals come about and ultimately how changeable and vulnerable they are.
 
p.6-7: Baptiste Brossard, Quart Amphora, 2020
. Cement, ferrous water.
. 99 × 99 × 23.3 cm
. Photo: Henning Krause.
p.6-7: Baptiste Brossard, Quart Amphora, 2020
Cement, ferrous water.
99 × 99 × 23.3 cm
Photo: Henning Krause

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p.36-37: Helen Dowling, The Queen of Lemons, 2018
. Stills, HD-video, sound. 7:45 min.
p.36-37: Helen Dowling, The Queen of Lemons, 2018
Stills, HD-video, sound. 7:45 min

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p.50-51: Helen Dowling, Xylophone, 2021
. Detail, eight-channel video projection, sound. 20:00 min.
p.50-51: Helen Dowling, Xylophone, 2021
Detail, eight-channel video projection, sound. 20:00 min

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p.67: Sara-Lena Maierhofer, Regal (Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Köln), 2021
. Photogram consisting of seven parts.
. 270 × 230 cm
. Photo: Henning Krause.
p.67: Sara-Lena Maierhofer, Regal (Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Köln), 2021
Photogram consisting of seven parts.
270 × 230 cm
Photo: Henning Krause

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p.68: Sara-Lena Maierhofer, Photographic sculpture: Royal Museum of Central Africa,
. Tervuren, 2020
. Photo emulsion on plexiglass.
. 96 × 65 × 5 cm.
p.68: Sara-Lena Maierhofer, Photographic sculpture: Royal Museum of Central Africa,
Tervuren, 2020
Photo emulsion on plexiglass.
96 × 65 × 5 cm

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