AS FALLING ATTENDANCES hit the nation’s churches and followers drift away, it becomes harder in England to be a Christian. But the last thing a believer would expect is divine intervention against them.
Performance artist Hannah Millest had come up with a neat idea to mark Easter, a life-size bread sculpture of Jesus, which she would take to a church in Haggerston that one of her friends attends.
Easter is one of the two great events in the calendar although little more than a damp long weekend to many people.
Millest said she presented her installation Take, Eat at the TMC artist studios in Clapham. She told Loving Dalston that “people were invited to take bits off to eat, the purpose being to get people to connect or reconnect with the idea of communion and how it’s a reminder of Jesus’s sacrifice for us on the cross… it’s there for us to go and claim all the good stuff he has promised for us”.
The unveiling at the studios, along with music, performance art and workshops, was part of the Unveiling Arts Festival. Alas, when the bread sculpture was due to be moved to a church in Haggerston to be displayed on Good Friday 25 March 2016, the transport, a van, failed to materialise.
A disappointed Millest said: “There’s no other way to move it and so it will stay at the TMC artist studios until it rots.”
But she is not defeated. “I’ll be sure,” she said, “to make more.”
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