Ben Judd, Vast as the Dark of Night and as the Light of Day, 2014. still from video documentation courtesy of the artist.

Ben Judd, Vast as the Dark of Night and as the Light of Day, 2014. still from video documentation courtesy of the artist.

Ben Judd
Vast as the Dark of Night and as the Light of Day

2014

Judd’s work explores a blurred boundary between ritual and performance, employing the choreographic and the rhythmic as a method of constructing and examining communities.

This new work is informed by his research into collectivity and ritual in Whitstable, such as the Blessing of the Waters, an annual thanksgiving traditionally associated with St James, patron saint of oystermen. Taking place during a trip out to sea on an historic Thames sailing barge, this performance will attempt to form a temporary, and fragile, community out of the twelve passengers on board.

 

Ben Judd