Award Winner 2016
«Their Wedding», 2016
I would like to argue that marriage is a ritual of transition that recognises interconnectedness as a mode of getting a life. The subjects or actors remain unchanged both internally and externally, their genetics and bodily functions persist unaltered, their physical appearances remain the same and linked to an ongoing being with style. If the change cannot be physically defined or identified it must be a metaphysical shift, one that has to do with getting a life and becoming the one living that life. The transitional shift takes place in the minds of the subjects, their pledged allegiance to a coded existence that defines the life they are getting. The shift takes place in the perspective of their peers, which we will call the audience, those that bear witness, who make up equally the community at large. The audience is called upon to collude in supporting the actor’s choice of togetherness, to bind them in their minds in a ritual of transition.