“Faggots Around The Labyrinth” Pop-Up Performance | Land’s End
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Lands End Labyrinth | Lands End Trail, San Francisco, CA 94121
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Jess Curtis/Gravity’s Pop Up Performance Project Presents “Faggots Around The Labyrinth” on Saturday, August 20 1–4 pm. It is a ritual, a performance, an installation about protection for the labyrinth at Land’s End in San Francisco.
A group of about ten people who identify as faggots will show up at the labyrinth around 1 pm. They will do some repair work on the labyrinth. Using organic materials the will make bundles of sticks: faggots. They will be wearing caps with a faggot patch; they will know you by their faggots.
Around 3 pm the human-faggots will place the bundle-of-sticks-faggots around the perimeter of the labyrinth, offering verbal blessings and intentions for protecting the labyrinth.
- faggot – an epithet hurled at a queer, a gender variant person
- faggot – what they call you when you are other than masculine
- faggot – what they call you when they don’t know what else to call you
- faggot – a bundle of sticks
- faggot – an individual stick can be broken, but it’s next to impossible to break a bundle of sticks
- faggot – someone who does not always present as masculine
- faggot – someone who knows about coming together for protection
The Land’s End labyrinth was created by Eduardo Aguilera in 2004 using rocks. It is in the same pattern as the labyrinths at Chartres Cathedral and at Grace Cathedral. It has been altered several times.
Most recently, in August 2015 it was destroyed when all of the rocks were thrown over the cliff into the ocean. The next month, Colleen Yerge, a de facto keeper of the labyrinth, organized the rebuilding of the labyrinth.
The labyrinth rocks are not static; it is easy to dislodge a rock just by walking the circuit. Many people feel the Land’s End labyrinth is a power spot or a sacred place and are attracted to it. Some people who are attracted respond to the labyrinth by wanting to manipulate or rearrange it. And sometimes all of the rocks get thrown into the ocean.
A labyrinth has a single path that leads to the center and then back out through the same portal. Right now the labyrinth is missing some rocks and the rocks have been rearranged; if you start at the entrance, you won’t get to the center.
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