"Rituals of Purification" is a video installation that was part of the broader project "Always and Forever," curated by Tal Gilad. It was created in 2020 as a result of the curatorial residency program AIR Celeia (Center for Contemporary Arts, Celje).
The video installation consisted of four video documents captured with a standalone camera, showcasing rituals performed in the rural-urban landscape near flowing water.
"The Rituals of Purification" is a series of outdoor performative acts of relaxation and trauma healing. The artists establish a relationship between their bodies and minds without adhering to any dogma, fearlessly allowing one to merge with the other. These rituals facilitate a holistic intensity and intimacy that transcends into enigmatic realms, where a captivating combination of materials remains. Through personal experience and using their own bodies, they convey the essence born from daily actions carried out as acts of magic.
Tal Gilad, Always and Forever, 2020