Civilization

Sacred Commodity

Sacred Commodity

Last month i was invited by a company to participate in a worship service. Once there, about a hundred "believers" appeared to have gathered in a fast food restaurant. While they were all eating and drinking, shopping lists were read aloud, as if it were poetry. Bonus brochures from supermarkets were sung about, like psalms. All those present were found to be extremely obese. At the end of the gathering, the company formed a line in front of a person who manifested himself as a sort of priest. He was holding a cross-shaped barcode, a sort of relic of consumerism, which those in attendance kissed one by one. Then the priest handed out large sugarcoated, pink glazed donuts and placed them in the clasped hands of those waiting.

 

Oil on panel, 39 x 29 cm, 2021, Private collection