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The Benz

Michael Smits
This project is part of (Non)Depleted

Project realized and Exhibited within the “KINDOFF Collective” Gallery space in Athens - Greece 2019

« benedictio vehiculi seu currus ». The benediction of cars made it first appearance at the beginning of the 20th century. The symbol of an economically fast-growing society. A society of consumption. The concept of the automobile stands against every value of an austere and modest life that extol the Christian religion. But isn't the car industry a common religion in itself? The glorification of the speed, danger, modernity, innovation, mobility… The vitrail stands for a new liturgical element based on this car cult in the city of Athens where the number of garages competes with the number of churches.