No Religion

Duration 3’10”

 

In this animated clip the artist uses a picture of the statue Christ the Redeemer, overlooking the city Rio de Janeiro.

A much smaller scale model of the original is put under a bridge and is surrounded by a set of shutters. As the shutters slowly close, the historically religious figure of Christ transforms into a symbolic cross.

The title No Religion is ambiguous. On the graffiti wall we can read the word ‘blood’. In the name of religion many victims died and die, which caused people to denounce religious fanaticism. They turn away from religion: the shutters close, but immediately a new religious symbol appears.

 

 

 

Other works with rolling shutters:
Closed or Open House

Buddha on Speed