Transusbtantiation: Performance on Paper was performed at Camberwell College of Art’s printmaking studio during my MA studies, in front of teachers, technicians and students. The following photographs were taken by Ramon Eding during a session were I staged the performance into stills or tableaux. The performance and its follow-up staging resulted in two prints. One of the photographs is also the basis for the painting The Cutter.
This work stemmed from reflecting upon the performative and ritualistic aspects of printmaking processes and draws parallels between printing and surgery through tools, clothes, accessories and actions. The process of making the print becomes a series of carefully executed pseudo medical procedures and religious rituals which result on an image. The paper, passive receiver, stands for the body.