Altar of Xi'orhki, God of Equilibrium (2017)

As our collective actions continue to affect the planet, it compensates to achieve its own climactic balance and equilibrium. So we get events such as mass extinctions, rising sea levels, and frequent and violent climate phenomena.

 
 
  Altar of Xi'orhki, God of Equilibrium , 2017   Trocadero Art Space , Footscray  Installation view

Altar of Xi'orhki, God of Equilibrium, 2017

Trocadero Art Space, Footscray

Installation view

The god of equilibrium is borne out of feelings of powerlessness and a questioning of my faith in humanity. If Faith is all we need, then we need a dedicated god. Altar of Xi’orhki, God of Equilibrium is both a commentary on and a critique of the return to mysticism or religion when something seems insurmountable.

Borrowing from Eastern religions, the work invites the viewer to light incense as an offering to Xi’orhki. It provokes the question: in the face of uncertain times and an increasingly volatile reality, do I pray or do I act?

 
  Altar of Xi'orhki, God of Equilibrium , 2017   Trocadero Art Space   Performance and installation view

Altar of Xi'orhki, God of Equilibrium, 2017

Trocadero Art Space

Performance and installation view

 
 Detail view

Detail view

 
 Detail view

Detail view