6. THE BIRTHDAY RITUAL

 

Exerpt from The Birthday Ritual performance documentation (day 6).
Single - channel Video (19:52 minutes)
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THE BIRTHDAY RITUAL
7 day performance documentation and 7 photographic images


In November 2013 I rented an isolated cottage in the woods in Redfield, New York where I purified my body through strict fasting for 6 days. During that time I performed a set of physical and spiritual acts which ranged from several hours on the first day till just minutes on the last day due to my body's weakness. I completed the ritual on the seventh day, my birthday the December 1st.

The Birthday Ritual (Day 1 - Day 7)
Redfield, NY
25 November - 01 December 2013
Six Gelatin Silver prints and one C print 
10 x 10 Inch



Mark