Bernard G Mills

Photography

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Hannah Lees

Everything That Happens Simply Happens

This event invites the viewer to participate in the ancient communal ritual of consuming bread and wine. Inspired by religion and ritual as well as the archaeological digs in her home town of Canterbury, Lees’ work investigates the constancy of cycles whether in religion or in the natural world. Food consumption and food waste play equally important roles in her work, as seen in this event where bottles of wine and homemade bread is presented as offerings that bring people together. These ‘gifts’ are presented on a cloth made from vegetable dye at a communal table and benches. Meanwhile a 1970’s rock music film plays in the background—an alternative reference to the ritual of communal gathering, excess and worship.

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