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Monday, January 30, 2006

Shrink


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This image really captured my attention. Apparently there's a Hotel which put on an art exhibit in a church where people can go to become vacuum sealed with only a small bubble of air to breathe from.
I didn't design the Shrink in relation to Christ, Golgatha or death. And it was definitely not meant to look like a scary image inspired on wrapped meat. Of course I cannot deny that's what it looks like but they were not intended to exhibit. Kirsten asked to use them as a contemporary image for Golgatha. I designed them in ยด95 (again as a physical experience), so people could in a rather private situation go inside, I would explain and guide them, have a conversation afterwards. This was very personal and interesting to see that what you feel inside is opposite of what you see from outside. Someone called it the big hug. If you're able to let go of the first fear it becomes very relaxing and comfortable. You feel protected inside, a feeling of weightlessness and pressure. People relate it to the womb and rebirth. So maybe the experience itself would have been more appropriate than the image of packed meat.

I think it'd be fantastic to try this out if given the opportunity. Hopefully I wouldn't freak out at being unable to move and barely able to breathe because other than that it looks quite peaceful. I wonder how they signal to get out?

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