Altar/Alter: A Ritual of Mythos
Altar/Alter: A Ritual of Mythos is a participatory installation that was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY). Audience members were directed to a table where they were prompted to write in a book one word that represented a personal myth or secret. Afterwards, each participant selected one red rose from a pile of nine hundred and made a choice: either let go of their myth by casting the rose into the altar or hold on to it while walking throughout the museum galleries. The volume of roses seen moving about the museum in the hands of Altar/Alter participants made visible the volume and power of personal myth in everyday public and private interactions.
Installation of ropes, bed sheets, horse hair, alligator and pheasant carcasses, night gown, wedding veil, and other items.
On view at the Museum of Modern Art September 2016