The Warmth of the Curve is a series of new performance, video and installation works exploring the ritual of circumambulation across various religions and cultural traditions. Circumambulation is the ritual walking around a sacred object, drawing the form of a circle in space. The Warmth of the Curve proposes the possibility of inhabiting ritual in a secular context. By exploring ideas that are generally overlooked in the world of the everyday and secular society, this project opens a space for ideas such as residual belief and the loss of the mystical.
Michelle Sakaris graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2009. She was the winner of the Blake Prize John Coburn Emerging Artists Award in 2010. Recent Solo exhibitions include Theophany at White Street Project (2012), Architectures at Rear View Gallery (2011) and Inhabiting Ritual at Kings ARI (2010).