Alchemy: Performance Piece for an Audience of One

Alchemy

For my final installation at BCH, I have gathered up all the materials that I’ve worked with over the past month here. Over the last few days, I retrieved and installed the various bits and pieces in the upper cave house room. I wanted to create a kind of contemporary Sacra Conversazione, the Sacred Conversation of medieval and renaissance Christian art, using two tea house chairs on either side of the room. On one, a large skull; on the other, me and the clothes I purchased for winter in Cappadocia, worn since my arrival and now to be put away with the coming of Spring. I documented my construction of the piece over three days, at different times of day. Like all the installations I have made here, this one too is a Memento Mori.

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