RECESS: the Ritual Experience Concept Event Spa Show
RECESS is a site-responsive installation and situation for performance, offering a restorative and contemplative time away from the outside world. Physiological comforts and curiosities are indulged in an otherwise austere environment as the RECESS host welcomes and engages visitors with a variety of wellness technologies and ideologies. Immersive spectacles emerge in relation to the public body as the performance hosts modulate amongst a co-curation of aestheticized ceremonial events and ritualistic experiences. Visitors may simply enjoy the ambiance from around the edges of this hybrid spa-theater-exhibition space, or might find their way into the center of an intense sensual experience or thought experiment. Through its reconstitution of wellness clichés with an aim to foster extra-luxurious states of embodiment and esoteric mindscapes, RECESS brings us closer to our own bodily centers of perception to help recalibrate the senses and make greater sense of the world around us.