Patron Saint of Tinder (detail) is now on view in Tel Aviv at the @haifamuseums as part of their exhibition Sacred Objects. "The phones are laid in a shrine, like relics from loved ones, preserved amidst various keepsakes, symbols, flowers in various stages of decay and votive offerings. There is a transformative leap in the relationship between user and phone that feels wholly inevitable. This emotional dependence on the device suggests there is some form of synthesis that neither can function without the other […]. Many of our relationships exist, form and end on these devices and they carry all our secrets"
iPhones, roses, candles, crystals, memory jugs, various Buddhist and Hindu objects, san palo, sage smudge sticks, incense
59.1 x 114.2 x 23.6 in / 150 x 290 x 60 cm
Commissioned by Innsbruck International 2018 @biennale_innsbruck
Photos © Innsbruck International /WEST.Fotostudio