Is Christ Aryan or Jewish? Why does the Catholic Church represent Christ with blue eyes and blonde hair?
VISUAL: IN A LARGE AREA A LUMINOUS SCORE BOARD IS SET UP WITH THE WORDS
JESUS CHRIST (below)
|NOBODY ?||CRIMINAL ?||PROPHET ?||MESSSIAH ?|
On the wall are representations of portrait of Christ through his life, career, various civilization and centuries. (dressed, naked, nursing baby) with the legend as a frame WHO IS CHRIST? The images question his Aryan, Jewish, or other ethnics appurtenances? His portrait remains the single most represented icon of all time.
As visitors enter the space they are given a pencil and a ballot on which is written : IS CHRIST : A NOBODY? A CRIMINAL? A PROPHET? THE MESSIAH? As they cast a vote it is entered in the luminous score board.
The space has a circular walk pattern. As they progress they are welcome by performer of various Christian background .
Their set of interacting conversation vary from:
1 - Tell me about Christ?
2 Is Christ alive?
3 Are you interested in discussing Christ?
4 May I tell you who Christ is for me?
As the visitors live the exhibit performance they are given the opportunity to change their vote and it is entered on the luminous score board.
©2005 Ultra Violet.
|Christ01_Rembrandnt_Holbien.||-Gardener/Christ With The Weeping Woman|
|Christ02_Greco_Lippi.||-Portrait Jewish / Aryan|
|Christ04_MelGibson_Greco||-Road To Calvary With Crown Of Thorns Bloody|
|Christ05_Rapheal_Ernst.||-Baby Jesus Benediction/Spanked|
|Christ08_Grunewald_della Francesca||-Resurrected Perfect Body/Resurrection|
|Christ09_To be identified_Kitsch||-Baby (Slight Halo)/ Porcelain Sculpture In Manger|
|Christ10_To be identified_Angelico||-Crucifixion|
|Christ11_Omega_Grunewald.||-Early Christian Art / Inri|
|Christ13_To be identified_Dore||-With Children|
|Christ15_Manet_Caravaggio.||-Angel Attending Jesus / Flogging Of Jesus|
|Christ17_Bouguereau_To be identified.||-Pieta / Angels Attending Jesus|
|Christ18_Fouquet_Cranach||-Mary Breast Feeding|
|Christ20 Mel Gibson — Shroud of Turino.||- Road to calvary blood/ shroud|