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2008. Annamarie Ho. THE DIVINE, 2005

THE DIVINE, 2005
Installation

In this piece, I re-created the funeral scene of the protagonist, a transvestite prostitute named Divine, from Jean Genet’s Our Lady of the Flowers (1942).  Rather than illustrating the scene as Genet had meticulously described, I decided to merge details from Divine’s funeral with Pope John Paul II’s funeral.  Ultimately, The Divine suggests neither funeral but alludes to a dialogue between an existential, individualized morality and an institutionalized religion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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