Confessional

by Laurie Brown and Rosana Cade

“Bless me father, for I have sinned. It has been three months since my last confession…”

As a piece of active research, two queer artists have been attending confession in different churches across Glasgow. They confessed their active desire for members of the same sex.  This installation is a document of what happened.

This piece was with created by Rosana Cade and Laurie Brown for Arches Live 2011. The installation involves one person at a time entering a bespoke confession box and listening to the recording, which is playing on a loop, through headphones.

"On paper, this act of research seems a simple project. But the issues raised are complex and beyond easy answers, and as much about faith, dogma, permissions and collusion as about sexuality."

Mary Brennan, The Herald, 30th September 2011

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