You will be helped-365, (2020)There is the winged word "You are what you eat". In the history of mankind, however,... Read More
You will be helped-365, (2020)
There is the winged word "You are what you eat". In the history of mankind, however, the rule "You eat what you worship" was valid much longer, since it was absolutely necessary to make the gods gracious for a regular and abundant harvest - preferably with edible offerings of those foods that one hoped for.
In my work "Dir wird geholfen - 365" two personal aspects are combined: Due to my catholic upbringing in my home country Portugal the power of Christian symbolism is well known to me and for years I have been plagued by various food allergies. According to the four seasons, depending on what is just ripe, I swallow different pills and powders, some homoeopathic, some "chemical columns". Much like in prayer, the medicines certainly have an effect, but how much of it is due to my faith, I cannot say. What they have in common is their pure white, which reminds me of the host with which the miracle of Christ's physical transformation is celebrated - divinity that can be eaten.
Technique(s) used | Dimensions
Assemblage, 130 cm diameter, copper wire from power cable, guitar sides, 365 cosmetic jars ⦰ 3 cm filled with gelatine capsules, sugar pearls, magnesium phosphoricum D12, P-tablets, Schuessler salt No. 3 Ferrum phosphoricum D12