Behind a canvas screen is constructed a small chapel space. There are three rows of pews. Each pew has been sawed in half, creating the aisle, but rendering the pews functionless. On the left wall hang paint-by-numbers of the last supper and Gethsemane. On the right wall, a large collage of pew images.
Up front, a video is projected. The big head on the screen repeatedly and anxiously tells the people to "Please have a seat." On the stage, three chairs are open, but they have been reserved. They are used to play musical chairs; pausing the video signals the time to take a seat.
Installed spring of 2007 at St. Olaf College.
Billy Sunday Breaks the Bird
Pastor Piker's Easter Sunday Sermon
Today's Reading (a cracked theory of atonement)
Eat & Be Eaten Images
Eat and Be Eaten Installation View
7x Hotter Than Fire