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Tatiana Pakhmutova — Holy.

Concretely Unimaginable — Winter 2020

Marble, "Sterillium" Sanitizer

In times of crisis, people seek protection in government, religion, and technology.  But as scientists and politicians struggle for a response to the coronavirus, more people are turning to faith. And as uncertainty and speculations took hold, our belief in masks, sanitizers, lockdowns, social distancing almost became a religion in and of itself.

An installation visualizes our daily rituals in times of the pandemic and the almost spiritual importance it takes in our lives. As an unexpected intervention in public spaces, it tries to recontextualize COVID-19 safety measures and religious symbolism. #WashAwayMySins