A STONE THAT BECOMES A MENHIR, A MENHIR THAT BECOMES A MENHIR WITH A PAINTED CROSS, A MENHIR WITH A PAINTED CROSS THAT BECOMES A MENHIR WITH A SCULPTED CROSS, A MENHIR WITH A SCULPTED CROSS THAT BECOMES A MENHIR WITH A FIGURE ON TOP, A MENHIR WITH A FIGURE ON TOP THAT BECOMES A PILLAR WITH A VIRGIN ON TOP, A PILLAR WITH A VIRGIN ON TOP THAT BECOMES THE VIRGIN OF THE PILLAR. SEX IN FOUR OR FIVE POSITIONS.-
This work was carried out in Halfhouse, an independent space in Barcelona run by artists Alberto Peral and Sinéad Spelman. I found out that a water diviner, involved in a previous project, had mentioned the possible former existence of a menhir in the house’s garden. I thus established a series of relations between this assumption, the two pillars at the entrance of the house and the belief that the Virgin of the Pillar was originated in a menhir that had ended up being a Christian site after long processes of acculturation.
The work involved modeling in clay and cement a replica of the house’s pillars and placing it in one of the possible sites where the menhir would have been, just in front of one of the columns.
Fired clay, cement and metal structure,
350 x 45 cm
Airbrush, acrylic on paper,
42 x 59.4 cm
Produced by Halfhouse
Technical advice by Apparatu. Barcelona