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

Saturday 14 June 2014

Greta Thames Sailing Barge

Ben Judd’s works explore how ritualised activities can be realised by actors, employing the choreographic and the rhythmic as a method of constructing and examining communities. This work was 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 attempted to form a temporary, and fragile, community out of the twelve passengers on board.