This past weekend had what turned out to be a great conference converging great minds and radical practitioners in little ol’ Springfield, MO. I am pleased that I am able to say that Adam Moore and I were able to contribute something to the conference. Both Adam & I both have a good amount of experience doing events like this independently but never had a chance to collaborate together from scratch on an event.
Adam, with his group from Waco, TX VOID Collective, actually did an event at the first Subverting the Norm conference. It was a huge success and really helped many people see embodied what had been simply talked about during the conference. We wanted to do that again, feeling that showing & doing is just as necessary as talking & theorizing about it.
This event was focused on a couple different themes or questions. Adam and I agreed that the question of ‘how to be human’ should be central. Adam also wanted to incorporate this idea of one’s searching for the secret. I have been very interested in the liturgical form and its use for subversive & radical transformance art type events.
So the event is much more than the documents below show. The liturgy was just the framework from which so much more opened up. I don’t want to try to explain the event too much, but needless to say something happened. People didn’t tweet or photograph during the time—we were all captured in the moment, caught up truly in an Event.
And let it be noted that one can have an event based on Radical Theology and it not just be depressing death & decay, but that one can draw people together and truly touch & inspire each other without pulling any punches.
Feel free to use or steal anything from this liturgy. If you have any questions, please comment below or find me on Twitter.