Work > The Exorcism of Emily Budd

The Exorcism of Emily Budd was a public event in October 2018 in Salem, NY. The cast-iron exorcism kit includes 12 beeswax candles, rosary, bible, salt, holy water, crucifix, garlic necklace and chalice with my arm cast in beeswax. Other people are needed to perform an exorcism and I was joined by those who gathered around my candles as I read from my piece, Caesura. I was lucky enough to take over the abandoned Salem Railroad Station and borrow some gothic walnut furniture pieces from the Georgi estate.

Presented at the abandoned railroad station in Salem, NY
cast iron exorcism kit, cast beeswax, church pew, gothic walnut furniture.
2018
In the anteroom of the abandoned railroad station in Salem, NY.
cast iron exorcism kit, wooden ladder, gothic walnut chest
2018
Presented at the abandoned railroad station in Salem, NY
cast iron, cast beeswax, gothic walnut furniture
2018
Holy Water
cast iron, forged steel
2018
Holy Bible
cast iron bible
2018
The Exorcism of Emily Budd (detail)
cast iron, church pew
2018
Her Blood
cast iron chalice, cast beeswax, red sealing wax
2018
Rosary
cast iron rosary, ladder, gothic walnut furniture
2018
The Exorcism of Emily Budd
cast iron exorcism kit, wooden ladder, gothic walnut chest
2018
Two Salts
cast iron
2018
Crucifix
cast iron, gothic walnut chest
2018
Garlic Necklace, circa 2018
cast iron, church pew
2018