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Ruth Jones

Holy Hiatus

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In May 2008, five temporary art events by artists Alastair MacLennan, Maura Hazelden, Simon Whitehead, Anna Lucas and Yvonne Buchheim, took place in public spaces in Cardigan exploring themes of ritual, community and place.

Holy Hiatus sought to examine the ways that artists can draw audiences into different, often unexpected, experiences of place through ritual. The temporary, mobile and in some cases, understated nature of the works meant that the impact was often subtle, leading audiences to wonder what they had just seen and to what extent had they knowingly, or unknowingly, participated in it?

The book offers a contextual framework for the project within a field of cultural theory that ranges from contemporary art to anthropology, sociology and religious studies.