Performance (Vilnius) 2017.
Curated by Sonata Baliuckaité
At Vilnius Art Fair 2017, Lithuania
Film and editing by Polivas Baltinas.
Photographer: Nendre Zilinskaite
I was laying inside the cross 6 hours per day during 3 days, motionless, with only the hands and feet visible, accessible to the audience.
Chiasmus, pronounced Kiasmus, is a term from the Greek that means “crossing”. That is a figure of speech in which two or more clauses are related to each other through a reversal of structures in order to make a larger point. The invasion of this religious symbol aims to create a dialogue on the conceptual meaning of it and the relationship between our material presence and our soul, how the human being relates or position himself with the sacred. It questions what is considered profane standing from the postulate that the mythological characters, considered superior or divine as the Christ, invites ordinary mortals to recognize in themselves their profound ability to transcend their human nature and to seek to attain their divine essence or higher self.