Freemasons

Commissioned by the Engaging Tactics stream at the

British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference 2013 held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

Standing on Covent Garden in London, Grand Connaught Rooms has a history dating back to 1775. The building was once home to the original Freemasons’ Tavern before becoming a hotel in 1909.

As a site specific intervention the video reimagines a ceremony of the Freemasons as a question rather than a statement: in endless circulation the figure is unable – or unwilling – to reach the pulpit to carry out ritual actions.

The video asks its viewers to think about exclusion and inaccessibility at the BSA Annual Conference – about who is invited to the table.

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Katalin Halász
PhD in Visual Sociology