Engagement Ceremony is a moment-based expression of connection and balance.This piece works to create a silent bond through the joining of hands by it’s two participants. The vulnerability of each participant is key to the balance of the bond, letting neither person take control of the event. There is no instruction for what either person must consider, but the energies between them will determine how balance is reached. In Engagement Ceremony, silent connection is the culminating factor of exchange, at which point the participants will leave the event. The work is complete when the participants (independently or jointly) recall the event, specifically at night.
Engagement Ceremony text was written by Knayte Lander.
Shown at the Helen Day Art Center’s show Exposed in 2016.