Da culto sacro a cult moderno – Do the Priest in Different Voices, Maury Gortemiller

Nella sua serie Do the Priest with Different Voices, il fotografo americano Maury Gortemiller esalta l’ambiguità del significato dei simboli, rivisitando le icone sacre della Bibbia attraverso l’uso di oggetti mondani. Dissacranti, irriverenti e subdole, le sue foto nascondono una scomoda riflessione sul senso della religione nella cultura moderna americana frutto del capitalismo.
I segni del martirio diventano un tatuaggio, la spiritualità si manifesta in un’auto parcheggiata, coperta da un lenzuolo. La luce, il fuoco e i gesti legati ai riti sacri assumono forme moderne che si prestano a confuse interpretazioni, tra la finzione e l’ameno.

Maury Gortemiller

Then They Took the Body and Wound It in Linen Cloths with Spices
Then They Took the Body and Wound It in Linen Cloths with Spices
They Will Be Punished with Everlasting Destruction
They Will Be Punished with Everlasting Destruction
They Will Be Punished with Everlasting Destruction
They Will Be Punished with Everlasting Destruction
A Flame Came Up Out of the Rock
A Flame Came Up Out of the Rock
Today You Will Be with Me in Paradise
Today You Will Be with Me in Paradise
You Always Resist the Holy Spirit, Just as Your Father Did
You Always Resist the Holy Spirit, Just as Your Father Did
Smoke of the Anger
Smoke of the Anger
They That Had Eaten Were About Five Thousand Men
They That Had Eaten Were About Five Thousand Men
Unless I See in His Hands the Nails, I Will Not Believe
Unless I See in His Hands the Nails, I Will Not Believe
A Cry Passed Throughout the Army at Sunset
A Cry Passed Throughout the Army at Sunset
Bring Forth Fruit Worthy of Penance, 2012
Bring Forth Fruit Worthy of Penance, 2012
Your Young Men Shall See Visions, 2013
Your Young Men Shall See Visions, 2013
The Clouds Are the Dust of His Feet, 2012
The Clouds Are the Dust of His Feet, 2012
The Stars Will Fall from the Sky; the Powers of Heaven Will Be Shaken, 2012
The Stars Will Fall from the Sky; the Powers of Heaven Will Be Shaken, 2012