Let The Little Children Come to Me

2010, installation

The installation focuses on the case of paedophilia in the Church expressed through personal expression. The work of art consists of a framed photograph from the 60s depicting the First Communion. My mother accepts the host from the priest who used to sexually abuse her during practice. Under the photograph, there is a shelf with a golden paten with many hosts. The hosts are specially designed and carry not a cross but a lily missing one petal. In the Christian symbolism, lily symbolizes innocence and the missing petal points to this disturbance. During her First Communion, my mother experienced things that were different to what the Christian beliefs should be. An authentic audio recording of my mother talking about the practice and the abuse of the priest is an addition to the installation.