Rituals and the rules of war

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When at the Barcelona Zoo, I captured this ostrich going at a hopeless task again, and again, and again. It ties in, somehow, with my research into Huizinga’s Homo Ludens and the idea of playing man. I owe a debt to Huizinga’s observation of how the rules of law, war, philosophy and the arts are derived from ritualistic play. Ever since I’ve tried to capture those moments where free-form play becomes a ritual of sorts – not an easy thing to do,  but interesting.

These are my examples so far:

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Everything looks better in a circle

 

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