IDEOLOGIA - Nordic Art Biennial 01 - 9.6.-26.8.2001 - Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Ingrid Falk & Gustavo Aguerre

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THE OTHER DEAD

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A room installation, with a sculpture, wafers, and photographs.

The room 4 m. x 4 m. and 4 m, high was paint in deep reed color, the red of the cardinals, of blood and of grief in the church. Beside and on top of the narrow entrance three wafers were attached. Inside, on a podium, was laying a sculpture, the cast of a female body completely done with church wafers. The wafers were bought in the Vatican in Rome and blessed by the Pope in a mess at St. Peter's Cathedral. In the catholic liturgy the wafer represents the body of Jesus, through putting it your mouth and swallowing it Jesus penetrates in your body and purifies you, the erotic connotations are obvious. In these case the blessed wafers form the sensual body of a woman to be taken with the mouth. Around the body hang three photographs of oral sex and penetration combined with images of a graveyard's pavilions


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