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a body of christ
  RITUALS OF CLEANSING
Video, 5min, 2020, color, stereo
Video by Matthias Fritsch, Soundtrack by Costis Drygianakis
  This ceremony was filmed last year during Easter in a Catholic church: Hundreds of people are touching and kissing a statue of Christ, which for this reason is being cleaned again and again in an almost meditative way. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all churches were closed during Easter. After two months of social distancing and increased hygiene measurements, such a picture makes one think of old but also new rituals of cleansing. Where is the boundary now between the body of the community and the bodies of individuals? How will the call for social responsibility and the need for physical interaction be balanced?
 
a body of christ
 
a body of christ
 
a body of christ