ICHTHYS V: Transubstantiation

Experience #10. Electron 
Breda, Netherlands

In this performance, I removed the scales of a fish and glued them to my face while I posted the process on Instagram. In this project, I use the fish as a distinctive Christian icon and a symbol of the burden of religion in our psyche. The manipulation of the fish in diverse ways becomes an exorcism of the cultural weight of the Christian legacy over the individual: martyrdom, humiliation, and guilt. These values’ iconization through mass media is essential to their rooting in our culture.