Kristin Meyers | Design Ritual
Kristin Meyers is an interdisciplinary artist using installation and mapping ritual in sacred systems. Weaving ritual practice with non traditional materials to explore energies. The recent works examine the essence of spirituality and the dynamics within through a multitude of systems. She has exhibited in the U.S. and internationally including Arte Americas, Contemporary Art Center and Ogden Museum of Southern Art New Orleans. Residencies include AIR Vallauris, and Lorenzo Di Medici. Publications include Sliver of Stone, and Make 8elieve ā€“ Grimiore. She was raised in Chicago and New York City and studied at Parsons School of Design and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Contributed public installations in Rome, Italy and Vallauris, France. Currently lives and works in New Orleans and Miami. Works are held in private collections in the U.S. and internationally.
kristin meyers, artist, art, sculpture, sculptor, painter, new orleans, miami, ps satellite project, prospect new orleans, p4, vallauris, barrister's gallery, italy, france
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Design Ritual

Date

September 13, 2014

Category
Exhibition, Installation
Tags
barrister's gallery
About This Project

Ritual itself is a part of the social fabric of any culture. It manifests itself in a myriad of ways and creates unity within the shared experience. It signifies a transformation whether a public or private event. Ritual often takes place in a sacred place or transforms an ordinary space into a sacred one. The experience generally reflects the history and perceptions of the participating group as a whole. Ritual can reaffirm the participants place within the social structure at large such as agricultural festivals for the growth of the community, or the tradition of ringing in the New Year, which encompasses the community. It can also celebrate a singular event such as birth and death celebrations specific to one person. There are rituals specific to women, men, and rites of passage such as adolescence. The aspect of worship adds specific structure to ritual based on a spiritual system. Within the realm of worship there are some common denominators that carry through many different spiritual systems such as indoctrination into a specific system, purification and anointing, and sacrifice. All of these events can include a procession, specific garments, ritual objects, specific dialog, songs and dance.