Initially the nature my fascination towards Liminal Rituals was unclear to me. I just knew I was drawn to them, wanted to experience them, and most importantly create them myself.
What I knew for sure though that it was definitely not fuelled by religious pursuits (I was not interested in engaging in a spiritual practice). Nor was I interested in putting on the analytical hat of an anthropologist, or a theologian. Regardless how much I love the history and language of rituals throughout time, I felt like engaging in discourses found in academic theory would ultimately distance me from what is at hand. It would position me outside of the Magic Circle, allowing me to point at it, describe it, represent it, but in the end would bar me from being in it. Lastly, I did not want to think of my process as an extension of already pre-existing artistic disciplines, avoiding falling into the trap of ritualized-art, or gamified-art. More on this on the closing chapter Context II – From Participatory to Collaborative.