Mobile Monastery // 300 x 300 cm // cardboard // 2018
This folly is used as a decor for the performance-preach about the fourth trip of apostle Paul. During his trip Paul got almost shipwrecked. But by throwing overboard the unnecessary stuff all passengers got saved.
Before entering the inner-space, where the performance was held, people first walked on fertile soil and in the second corridor on scorched earth. The floor on the inner space was covered with desertsand and stands metaphorically for contemplation. After the performance the attendees talked about their own spiritual practices as an replacement for commodities.
“The outside wall of the monastery is made of carboard This material is referring to the packaging and mobility of valuable content. The core of the construction is made of Styrofoam. This refers to isolation but also to the protection of vulnerable content (which is you at this particularly moment). The light reflects in primary colours, like a pinhole camera, the outside world on the wall and it also symbolises the Holy Trinity. The seven candles in the sand are referring to the seven days of creation and of course the seven sins of mankind. The painting on the wall is referring to the Christian believe systems as the foundation of European art and culture.”