At 22:30 a group of 20 was led by lantern into the darkness of the Shandaken pines.
Upon arrival all light was extinguished.
It was 4 days before the new moon.
Sound from a modular synth faded in from the earth.
Colored vapors and animated shapes were manipulated by shadows.
It wasn’t possible to accurately document this rite by a camera.
It was intended for the human eye.
Mariah Robertson left the camera’s shutter open and captured some results.