Miguel Santiago
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10 minutes and 17 seconds


Documentation of the Artwork

The installation: “Grace”


Participant Responses:

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Transcript of the poems included in the installation may be found here.

Description of the Work

Grace is an interactive installation that attempts to subvert a space usually reserved for praise and worship by presenting five pre-recorded poems dealing with sexual and conventionally sinful themes and images inside this space. By subverting this space, I hoped to present an alternate reality to the experience of Mass. The five poems make use of religious imagery and utilize primarily feminine personas and perspectives. Participants are led inside the church, where they are to listen to the poems through a pair of headphones to enhance the illusion of intimacy that I believe churchgoers conjure up when ‘conversing’ with God through the sacramental mass.”



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