Explosion Ma Baby

Explosion Ma Baby

<p style="margin-bottom:0cm;"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;" lang="EN-US">These bas-reliefs are related to several films by Pauline Curnier Jardin about Catholic processions and rituals in Europe. For example, in Explosion ma Baby, a thousand men offer their naked babies (covered in banknotes) to St. Sebastian to cheers, chants and explosions. And in Fat to Ashes, the artist interweaves the Cologne carnival with a religious procession honouring St. Agatha with the slaughter of a pig. In Sebastiano Blu she tells the story of the handsome DJ Giorgetto and the party of the year, in honour of St Sebastian. Each bas-reliefs is the translation of one central scene from the film into ceramics. The bas-relief is an appropriate medium since these were traditionally used to share collective narratives, an early form of propaganda. [text 2023]</span></p><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;"></span><p style="margin-bottom:0cm;"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;" lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</span></p>

These bas-reliefs are related to several films by Pauline Curnier Jardin about Catholic processions and rituals in Europe. For example, in Explosion ma Baby, a thousand men offer their naked babies (covered in banknotes) to St. Sebastian to cheers, chants and explosions. And in Fat to Ashes, the artist interweaves the Cologne carnival with a religious procession honouring St. Agatha with the slaughter of a pig. In Sebastiano Blu she tells the story of the handsome DJ Giorgetto and the party of the year, in honour of St Sebastian. Each bas-reliefs is the translation of one central scene from the film into ceramics. The bas-relief is an appropriate medium since these were traditionally used to share collective narratives, an early form of propaganda. [text 2023]

 

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Title

Explosion Ma Baby

Artist

Dating

2016

Material and technique

super 8 mm film op HD video

Object number

34123

Object type

video, video-installatie

Acquisition

aankoop met steun van het Mondriaan Fonds 2018

Dimensions

Inscriptions and markings

    More of the same motif

    Demeter, vaas, Baubo

    Exhibitions

    • Shelter, Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht, 2018

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    https://hdl.handle.net/21.12130/collect.88A925A0-7B19-483E-97A7-6FEB303E1997

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