Marteling van de Heilige Erasmus

A model remake of my 1995 performance 'Marteling van de Heilige Erasmus'.

Erasmus of Formia was a Christian saint and martyr. In ca 303 his abdomen was slit open and his intestines wound around a windlass. This version may have developed from interpreting an icon that showed him with a windlass, signifying his patronage of sailors. 'The Martyrdom of Saint Erasmus' is a ca 1459 triptych panel painting by Dieric Bouts in the collegiate church of Saint Peter's in Leuven, Belgium. It commemorates the martyrdom and death of Erasmus of Formia. I performed 'Marteling van de Heilige Erasmus' in 1995 on the last day of the exhibition 'De Gemartelde Tijd' in the Kapel van de Romaanse Poort in Leuven.

3D print, plexiglass, ropes, exhibition catalog, laser engraving, mounted on grey MDF, 25cm x 26cm x 47cm.
Property of the artist.

Shown at:
  • Representing the Body as Space, Tool and Material in West, Den Haag, Netherlands, 2024.
  • Fantastic Voyage through the Body of an Artist in Kiosk, Gent, Belgium, 2024.
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