RITUAL- PERFORMANCE BY TERRIBLE TWINS @ #R3D AT THE RED GALLERY 05/05/2013

  • RED GALLERY 1-3 Rivington Street London, England, EC2A 3DT United Kingdom

Interactive visual & sound installation exploring the link between ancient and modern rituals. Summerhouse will be transformed into a mysterious black room where everyone will have a chance to perform their act.

The initial function of ritualistic behavior in human evolutionary prehistory was to achieve the altered state of consciousness. This state was induced by ritualistic actions: loud rhythmic singing, clapping and drumming on external objects, dancing, body and face painting, and the use of specific clothes and masks. The same kind of ritualistic actions is still widely used in order to achieve the psychological unity of participants in various religious practices. Rituals are also widely performed in our contemporary society like marriages, funerals, dedication ceremonies or common actions like putting on the makeup in front of the mirror, hand-shaking and saying hello may be termed rituals.

Terrible Twins and Step unit installation will invite spectators to experience a ritual as well. Inspired by ancient ritual traditions of using masks and sound and influenced by the nowadays-contemporary world we created our own surreal ritual room. It is a synthesis between ancient tradition, modern world and terrible twins art. Everyone will be able to participate by transforming themselves into surreal characters by wearing terrible twins masks and experiencing the sound transformations.

About The Terrible Twins:

Terrible Twins is a Lithuanian artist duo of Ruta Pu & Urte Janus currently working in London. Urte's and Ruta's background is photography (which they studied in Academy of Fine Arts in Vilnius and Middlesex University, London). However they do not see themselves as photographers. They believe that there are no boundaries between different media and their work.Terrible Twins working technique is based on creating surreal situations, scenes, sets, experiences and characters, which are represented by using photography, video, installation, sound.

The Terrible twins website: HERE

Stephunk website: HERE

#R3D FB event page: HERE