Horns of the rock altar
Through the generous support from the Nat Turner Project, this installation was in the 3rd Floor bathroom at the Falcon Building of PNCA.
“I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining world in which everything fits” – Annie Dillard
By tweaking expected function through materiality, Horns of the rock altar meditates on the parasites that exist in our sacred spaces. Sacred sites are ubiquitously demarcated by nested precincts of increasingly private grounds. A place for private contemplation held within a private institution; its points of access are key card, security guard, elevator, and an unlocked door. The hallmarks of intimacy.
As a maker and consumer I fill these spaces with objects; parasitic objects that close the loop of consumption and waste that divert water like a pipe. Objects that question the edges between myself and the parasites in our sacred grounds.