Investigation of ceremonies and public rituals that are intended to reaffirm collective identity. It looks at patterns, choreography and aesthetic traditions and formalities common to collective ritual and ceremonies done by communities such as the kibbutz movement where I grew up. Those composed celebrations generate a sense of community and power and can transform the meaning of the space in which they are conducted. Altering the original role of the Headlands military structures, the ceremonies offer new perspectives that allow for a new interpretation of the structures and the surrounding area.
This project also investigates Kibbutz movement advertisement, as well as Jehovah Witness images of Heaven On Earth and other Utopian advertizement. Referencing common themes such as people carrying hoes and shovels on their shoulders, dancing, lounging on the grass etc.
Photographer and model in some of the images: Lauren Wooley