Mythic Time, VestAndPage and Joseph Morgan Schofield, 2021. Photo by zack mennell.
FUTURE RITUAL works in service of new and more attuned cultures, collaborating with artists to realise contemporary expressions of ritual. Future Ritual is led by VSSL studio artist Joseph Morgan Schofield.
Intentionally shapeshifting between iterations, FUTURE RITUAL temporarily activates and inhabits borrowed spaces, organising public programmes and pedagogical exchanges, publishing artist-driven research, and collaborating as a creative producer with a constellation of performance practitioners.
FUTURE RITUAL is a vessel for performative and curatorial research into the connections between ritual practices and contemporary queer and performance cultures. Since 2017 we have organised curatorial programmes, convened by creative director Joseph Morgan Schofield in dialogue with a constellation of artists, organisers and thinkers. Since 2022, we have also operated as creative producing organisation, working with performance artists on projects which foster spaces in which to think and feel through ideas of land, desire, belief, mystery and death.
Curatorial partners to date have included: Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Venice International Performance Art Week, ]performance s p a c e[, Kunstraum, Live Art Development Agency, Chisenhale Dance Space, Arnolfini, Hackney Showroom, Centre for Live Art Yorkshire, VFD and SPACE studios. We have produced work at Whitechapel Gallery, ICA (London), Norfolk and Norwich Festival and Tate Britain.