CARMEL SEYMOUR + KATE TUCKER
Counterfeit Sanctity brings together the work of these two recent VCA graduates in a multi-disciplinary examination of the transformative power of our belief systems.
The sentimental power that we grant our inanimate objects points to the residue of by-gone spiritualities. The human mind can conjure a mystical talisman from a piece of trash. When is this turning point?
Today a rabbit’s foot, a casino chip or a chipped coffee mug from Paris, are all potential refuse, or perhaps something greater. While we feverishly attribute value to various man-made objects, our environment is simultaneously depleted by our addiction to them. Trash is disguised with aesthetic beauty in an effort to prey on the desires of a people desperate to locate signposts towards meaning and sanctity. In a secular society, perhaps we are not the stalwarts of reason we assume.