PASSION/Flower - Berlin, Germany 2014 | Latitude, UK 2015
       
     
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PASSION/Flower - Berlin, Germany 2014 | Latitude, UK 2015
       
     
PASSION/Flower - Berlin, Germany 2014 | Latitude, UK 2015

Material: two bodies, early 20th century period suitcase, pins, bottled water, choral music, portable speaker.

Action: 30 minute reciprocal self flagellation for two bodies.

Shown as part of the 2014 MPA set in the wonderful Das Theater der Zunkunft at the Ding Dong Dum, this work is a part of an ongoing open collaboration by Ernst Fischer.  

Inspired by a ritual known as Matam, which takes place in the Shiite ceremony of Ashura, PASSION/Flower transcends its origins, becoming an action that opens the body to a trance state of rhythm & ritual practice.  

Exhibited in 2014 with support from MPA and University of Bristol

Exhibited in 2015 with support from Latitude, Tempting Failure and Arts Council England. 

Passion:Flower Thomas jOhn Bacon Photo Aleks Slota.jpg
       
     
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 All photography by  Aleks Slota
       
     

All photography by Aleks Slota

 Image: self portrait
       
     

Image: self portrait