Creating reality !?

Performing the self and with yourself - attributes and identity of an individual as an artistic medium

Performativity of a Body as a material

the ritual - performing the space and with the space

Representation - setting and semiotics

Performing the experience of the space

Presence of the body as a signifier

Interaction and the power

Space-Body-Ritual : Performativity in the City

Reena Tiwari

....relationship between space, body, and ritual. The space, both public and private, is not seen as something exterior to the body, but becomes an integral part of the performing body.


"The sensory space is the perceived space. Mental space, or the space imagined, is conceived space. These two moments of space are reconciled by living space through the body and that is when the embedded social dimensions are rendered visible."


Gofmann - participant / observer


When the flow of activity occurs repeatedly or ritulaistically, the space starts to become delineated or defined and can be termed as a space of practice... The space begins to be identified by that activity. It aquires a quality firstly due to its physical elements, secondly through the ritualized actions occuring in it, and thirdly, through the way the active body responds to it.