Ascend Finis is one of a series of videos made of movements inside the circle of salt, Within, wearing masks created by the textile artist Berith Stenabb. In this film, the participants created a ritual to mark the finissage of the exhibition, Art And Games Obstruction.


Moving silently, each performer lit a candle to form a five pointed star, signifying the five elements, earth, air, water, fire and ether or spirit. The salt circle served as both performance space and an ancient elemental representation of purification.

The match that lit the final candle was extinguished in the salt, in a symbolic gesture of ending.