‘Steps’ by Freddie Darke - in participation with 'Ritual and Revolution' for The Old School Art Residency 2018, Gorna Lipnitsa, Bulgaria

I collected very loose and informal interviews with locals in the village, particularly interested in daily habits - no matter how small or seemingly irrelevant. I talked to people of all ages.

I wove these characters and narratives into a large collage/installation that became, through the process and on its completion, a humble attempt to celebrate the ‘magic in the mundane’ - the potential meaningfulness of the repeated act. With a fairly simple allusion to the notion of the butterfly effect, I hoped to illustrate a form of value for our everyday rituals.