"But deliver us from evil" Installation - Various materials (Recycled wood, fabrics, papers, ballpoint pen and graphite, wax, acrylic enamel,... Read More
"But deliver us from evil"
Installation - Various materials (Recycled wood, fabrics, papers, ballpoint pen and graphite, wax, acrylic enamel, polymer clay, copper wire, braided cords and fuels)
This installation is made up of different elements, drawings on paper and cardboard, small clay sculptures, metal wires, fabrics and ropes. The wooden niches with devotional images evoke traditional votive shrines, albeit transfigured. The work refers to some recent scientific news. A mouse embryo has been used to generate millions of human stem cells, which are used to treat deadly diseases, including cancer. Other scientists have even managed to grow fully synthetic mouse embryos, bypassing the need for fertilization. Both findings raise important questions about the possibility that one day one can be generated without the need for a biological mother anymore. Perhaps diseases will be eradicated from the world and we will be forever free from physical evil. Or perhaps a worse evil will arise from the attempt to dissolve the bond between God and man if life no longer began with a knot, made by the midwife at the navel. A great mystery connects the divine will and free will, where one begins and the other ends ...