The Conservation of Angular Momentum as a Theoretical structure within the Practice of Ritual
Sallis Benny Theatre
Brighton Dec 2012
A presentation delivered at the Under Construction performance showcase for the Performance & Visual Practices MA at Brighton University. The aim of the presentation had been to convey a specific theory of ritual practice under development by the artist, concerning the rotation and the structure of a vortex as a means of describing the affect of acceleration of ritual, and the slowing down of time that accompanies competence.
The presentation also offered the chance to test means of delivering information. In this case, all of the tables were covered in paper tablecloths, allowing the artist to linger at different table at different periods, and draw specific diagrams to illustrate the different points being made. Doing this granted different tables degrees of 'privilege' with a hope of bringing them further into the performance.
Ulysses Black described the theory (very loosely) to an enquirer: