Bibere Viridi Sanctum: I Demonstrate For The Possibility That You Will Have A Better Life. 2 Minute Section from the 10 minute video.
Bibere Viridi Sanctum is a video projection of a figure making a smoothie, in the fashion of a religious ceremony, in a plant-inspired stage. The ceramic object has a stage floor with green hands that are each in a kneeling position. The floor and arms lead to a white flat surface that acts as the screen. The religious center’s back has five colorful stalks of petals, with dark greenish-brown voids. The projector is hidden in a smaller version of the plant, centered in a round shape. The viewer must listen to the ingredients being listed whilst wearing headphones. The point of this piece is to make apparent that the intention of subscribing to a religion, or spirituality, is the same as our relationship to adopting an eating lifestyle. It is all ritualistic behavior. The sentence for Bibere Viridi Sanctum is “I Demonstrate For The Possibility That You Will Have A Better Life”.
Inspired by being raised Catholic and Vegetarian, as well as the AMSR phenomenon on YouTube, Bibere Viridi Sanctum religiously prepares the viewer a smoothie.
This is the first piece where I used face paint to color my body.
Copyright Emily J Casella 2021