Ritual for Pharmaceutical Body

dasarts-ritual-set-up Description: 

Performance installation tracing the journey of household pharmaceutical waste. The core elements consist of sound documentation of the investigation done in Amsterdam pharmacies and waste factory, a DIY laboratory set-up for a pharma-botanical experiment, and a 2-hour loop of a 15-minutes live action, which make up a repetitive funeral for expired pills. The artwork addresses  political questions related to pharmaceutical industry and the environment, consumerism, citizen responsibility, along with the more universal themes such as ancient connection between plants and medicine, and the biological cycle of life, death and intermediate deterioration.

First presented at DasArts, Amsterdam in March 2016 as part of the Block programme curated by Belgian researcher and curator Barbara Raes.


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