Rachel de Joode. Altars

Altar of Growth. 2010


Altar of Energy. 2010


Altar of Ideas. 2010


Altar of Time. 2010


Altar of Light. 2010


Altar, definition: An altar is any structure upon which offerings such as sacrifices and votive offerings are made for religious purposes, or some other sacred place where ceremonies take place. Altars are usually found at shrines, and they can be located in temples, churches and other places of worship. (c) Wikipedia

Altars is one of the new photographic work by Dutch artist RACHEL DE JOODE. Her intention is to decipher human existence in absurd and surreal ways, through installations, mise en scenes and still life photography: “I seek to portray the otherworldliness in the most profane aspects of our world. My work depicts people and objects and their performative gestures. I explore the balance between the mystical subconscious and the rational daily life.”

According to the service/mission/function of every Altar piece, a special selection of items is arranged and applied at specific places that reference both their primal purpose and their metaphorical energy, for which many of them were once renowned and appreciated. These altars appear to be secrete entities, placed in a number of urban locations, including public spaces, strips of urban nature, facades of domestic building and parking lots. They serve to praise, bless and conntect us to important components of human culture: food, energy, transmission, light, the physical body, nature, home, growth, time…

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