You Are All High Priests

enamel paint, textile, stainless steel, 375x200 cm

Exhibited at:
2019 Strike Gently Away, curated by Birgit Gebhard & Maximilian Lehner (The Real Office), Projektraum Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Stuttgart
2019 The Great Disappointment - event curated by Lőrinc Borsos, AQB, Budapest (Photo by Gábor Lázár)
2020 Egyáltalán, doktor úr, nem tudok rendesen aludni, curated by Dalma Eszter Kollár / PIM, Budapest (Photos by Zsuzsanna Simon)

You Are All High Priests

In the Old Testament, the Ark of the Covenant as well as the presence of God was hidden from the hebrews behind a tapestry. Only the high priest could go behind once a year after a complex sacrificial ritual. When Christ died on the cross, the tapestry of the temple torn into two pieces indicating that the way to God is finally open. As Peter says “But you are a special people, a holy nation, priests and kings, a people given up completely to God, so that you may make clear the virtues of him who took you out of the dark into the light of heaven.“ (1 Peter 2, 9-10)

Through out his book The Essence of Christianity Feuerbach states that christianity is simply man’s way of self-deification, in which the believer spontaneously projects his own anthropomorphic consciousness, so afterward he can recognize it as God first outside and secondly inside of himself. As to the perspective of religion, the atheist perspective of materialism is the cause that excludes people from salvation. Because of the antagonistic relationship of these two schools of thought - religion monopolized transcendency & materialism made life profane. Human consciousness split in two.

The term “Creatio ex nihilo” is the basic belief of Christian dogma that denotes the divine origin of the world. Feuerbach identifies this with providence and faith in God, with which man seeks a way out of the causal system of natural laws. He subtracts God from this equation and thus remains a man who has no consciousness of superiority & has to (re)interpret himself and his part in the world as a part/segment of Nature.

Lőrinc Borsos

installation view at Egyáltalán, doktor úr, nem tudok rendesen aludni / PIM, Budapest, 2020 (Photos by Zsuzsanna Simon)

Spoken Word - site specific installation with Datura Stramonium at Exhibition Egyáltalán, doktor úr, nem tudok rendesen aludni, PIM, Budapest, 2020

Installation View / Strike Gently Away, Projektraum Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Stuttgart, 2019.

The Great Disappointment - event curated by Lőrinc Borsos, AQB, Budapest, 2019 (Photo by Gábor Lázár)