St. Joseph

The work was commissioned by a housing association of the same name and aimed to investigate the effects of the financial crisis in a neighborhood in Boxtel with predominantly low-income families. The work appropriated a recently revived Catholic ritual used by people who suffer financial hardship. According to tradition it would bring luck to bury a statue of Saint Joseph in the front yard of one’s house. The plaster sculptures used in this work were small copies of a larger statue found in the main lobby of the housing association. They were used during a performance intervention which resulted in a (stop motion) video.