REST* is a multimedia installation by Hilary White investigating faith, and community through an invitation to experience both in action. rest utilizes ritual aesthetic and the rave format as modes of developing communitas*. The symbolic narration interjects references to the biblical prophet, the person/divinity of Jesus, and the regeneration of heaven/earth as an undivided locus. The use of specific content is used to catalyze the developing conversation of how faith may enact relational expressions of identity that engage diverse populations and beliefs. REST is an installation of constants exposed to flux in relation to collaborators, location, and the interactions that develop within each installment.
*Communitas refers to anthropologist Victor Turner’s use of the term
as an unstructured state (a departure from social
constructs) in which all members of a community are
equal, allowing them to share a common experience
* REST: Relational Expressions of Spiritual Transcendence;
The Biblical reference: Matthew 28:11 “Come to me all you who
are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.”