Mixed media: Iconic altar comprising recycled wooden components, frame, collage on velvet and gilded barbed wire
94 x 87.5 x 26 cm
Lifeline contains an appropriated collage of the Venus de Melos and a cheap black and white photocopy of my right hand. The collage is housed in an elaborate alter-like iconic structure, clearly vesting great (tongue-in-cheek) value on these found objects. The golden strand of barbed wire references the mythical ’golden chain’; the ancient symbol life’s continuity as well as the assertion of proprietal capitalist power. The altar reeks af old fashioned establishment and (unspecified) religious reverence.