LET THE HUNT BEGIN
While the sacraments are at the heart of liturgical space, other forms of participatory experiences help illuminate spiritual realities in a tangible form.
Presentation in the Arts
Presentation of art can be a posture. The Treausre(ish) Hunt as an artistic liturgy, through installation and participatory art, allows participants to be fully engaged, actors in an unfolding drama.
Following in the footsteps of provocative conceptual artists such as Mel Bochner, Daniel Buren, Hans Haacke, Antony Gormley, or contemporaries like Ryan Holladay, and Paul Ramírez Jonas, the Hunt has become a hybridization of postmodern ideologies and liturgies of the faith community to better formulate conversations between theology and the arts.
This Treasure(ish) Hunt leans conceptually on Garcia-Rivera’s hypothesis of beauty expressed in A Wounded Innocence. Garcia-Rivera argues passionately for a theology of beauty. Not only does he affirm the degree to which art and spirituality are linked, but he provides us with a means of understanding beauty in light of our brokenness. Capitalizing on this language of embodiment, we mends together “the textbook [and] the living” linking our brokenness and our ability to inhabit the transcendent.