Rigor Mortis IV: Consecration

Rotterdam, Netherlands 

Photo credit: Carlos Ágreda

I tie a tourniquette to my arm, letting it getting numb and pale. Then, I cut down tomatoes in pieces and let the audience compare my two arms and touch them. Then, I blend the tomatoes and I free my tied arm. As I spill the tomato juice, the blood flood returns to my arm, this becoming crimson red. Consecration is the moment in the Catholic mass when the host and the wine are offered and supposedly becoming the flesh and blood of Christ.