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Magical Pew Supreme


Magical Pew Supreme

This site specific installation stages a confessional set up inviting the visitor to symbolically genuflect, reflect and if appropriate, repent!

The installation translates my disconnection between what we label as the “natural” world and the “over-commercialized” Western world. Inspired by my Catholic upbringing and by K. Malevitch’s Suprematism, the form and aesthetic grew out of the constraints of the room. I built the towers out of trash picked up on the island as well as of my own. I covered them with plaster clothes, like you would a broken leg, to repair their status and hide their true nature as trash.

Building up from floor to ceiling, the fragile constructions become totemic towers mirroring the “catastrophy in motion” aspect of city dwellings.

The Pew and the towers/totems are partially covered by flower petals also collected on the island. I pressed each flower petal and applied it as a potent messenger telling as much about my environment than about my own “nature”.





Magical Pew Supreme
Installation view: recycled packaging, plaster, chair, cardboard, flower petals, 2022, 4Heads Portal, Governors Island - Photo: Argenis Apolinario

Magical Pew Supreme
Inslalation view - Photo: Argenis Apolinario


Magical Pew Supreme
Magical Pew Supreme, recycled packaging, plaster, chair, cardboard, flower petals, 2022, 4Heads Portal, Governors Island - Photo: Argenis Apolinario


Magical Pew Supreme
Magical Pew Supreme, recycled packaging, plaster, chair, cardboard, flower petals, 2022, 4Heads Portal, Governors Island - Photo: Argenis Apolinario


Magical Pew Supreme
Magical Pew Supreme, recycled packaging, plaster, chair, cardboard, flower petals, 2022, 4Heads Portal, Governors Island - Photo: Argenis Apolinario












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