Thursday 21.9. & Friday 22.9.
15:00 – 20:00
12:00 – 17:00
Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi | Minna Canthin katu 16
Cleansing Service is a performance-based installation for one-on-one encounter. The artist River Lin invites audience members to participate the performance with the ceremony of ablution, removing traces of dirt, guilt, regret and the remnants of the day in a shared act of purification.
The work examines the relationship between the body and ritual, bridging the sacred and the everyday. River Lin transforms the medium of water – with its historical links to healing and cleansing rites – in a private, intimate, and transcendent exchange.
Cleansing Service was commissioned by Performance Space, Sydney and premiered at Liveworks Festival 2016.