Arts & Culture
Artpace International Artist-in-Residence Series 2: Holy Worship Clubs
Published: June 26, 2013
The Current is pleased to partner with Artpace to present a weekly series of work by International Artist-in-Resident Pak Sheung Chuen. Read more about the Hong Kong-based artist in this interview with Ben Judson. Click on the image to the left to expand. We have reproduced Pak's text below.
Check back next week for the next installment!
Holy Dust Worship Club
A group of devout followers of God has founded the Holy Dust Worship Club in the community. With a strong and lucid mission, they visited each and every follower's family, and gently collected the dust on holy figures with a cloth. The cloth is hung on top of an immaculate altar in a chapel, and worshipped as a sacred object of veneration. (Contact Holy Dust Worship Club at email@example.com and schedule a visit to your home.)
Holy Back Worship Club
An old lady follower inhabiting a rural region in South America received a mission from the Lord in a prayer. God has bestowed on her the vision to convert from worshipping the face and the vanity of holy figures. In response to God's summons, she turned the Virgin Mary figure at her home the other way ’round, and worshipped Mary's back wholeheartedly in spirit and truth. Her confidence has prompted the cathedral there to reverse the holy figure, and inaugurated a whole new movement worshipping the holy's back. The movement has converted all walks of life around the world. Thousands of photos documenting the worship of the holy's back were sent to the club's website as a testimony of their faith. (Join us. Worship the Holy's Back. Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and testify your faith.)
Pak Sheung Chuen