An Installation and performance piece that included communion wafers, wine, table, linen, inkjet prints on handmade paper, medical carts. Installed in Montpelier VT.
Thirteen large communion wafers were placed on a long table draped with a linen cloth. In a daily performance, I poured wine from a laboratory flask onto the hosts, starting with one and increasing the number each day. The wafers were allowed to mold and decay, literally undergoing a process of transubstantiation.
The environment surrounding the table was designed to evoke the sense of medical room or lab and also to suggest a sense of quiet contemplation more akin to religious spaces. I made hospital style carts and charting systems to use during my performative tending of the growing molds.