This piece will focus on the liminal spaces; the place where one thing is given time to transform to another; the entr’acte. Society is preoccupied by resolutions, destinations, and realities and what tends to be forgotten is the place between these states. The piece will question the audience on the importance of the in between as opposed to the destination.
Largely people understand the process of decay as a negative, degenerative process. But this is one perspective, human’s perspective. The state of decay is misunderstood as unclean, it cannot be so clearly categorised and is therefore difficult to understand. Decay, rather, is a transformation that results In a reformulation of old elements. Our perception of the world is created through a process of decay; In order to perceive the world we live we must categorise, name and order in a way we are able to understand. This process in itself is a form of decay. As does a rotten apple bring life to a larvy so to our minds allow us to develop an understand of who we are and what is around us.
Human beings are in a constant state of decay we do acknowledge this yet we fight against it as an enemy. The changing of one’s mind is a form of decay.
It will investigate the relationship with the noumenal reality where our perception rules.
We are in such a panic to understand and resolve that we do not take time to care about the journey
Spciety is clearly shouting for a recognition and respect for this liminality. The ever increasing punters at festivals represent a need for liminality, a need to escape their social role.
Why are we so scared of liminalty of the unclear gap between? How can we form a trust with the unstable state of transformation?
Let’s address this gap where the invisible elephant is hiding in the room.