The first church on Earth, 2019
The first Church on Earth questions what a de-institutionalized church would be like. The first Church on Earth was activated in three different modalities: a market of unwanted things and thoughts, as a confessional would work; a shelter for political asylum and protection, especially needed in the Netherlands where people in a condition of homelessness cannot occupy public space; and a place for contemplation, which became a vacant Dj-set and meditation space. Going around the city with the structure I built eventually revealed many loopholes in regulations and autonomy: the church-as-shelter would allow those in a condition of homelessness to sleep in the streets without getting fined, opening the possibility of using rituals as political tools.
The first church on Earth: The Shelter, Performance (2019)
The first church on Earth: The Market, Performance (2019)
The Church as a shelter inside of Design Academy Eindhoven
The first Church on Earth, Video, 2019