Body of Christ
The Body of Christ is a performance that is a continuation of an installation done for Panfile’s solo show in February 2012 at Montpelier Art Center. Like her other work from the past years, this performance is derived from her personal experience as well as her cultural background. For this performance she made Christian Orthodox communion wafers the same way Natalia used to make them with her grandmother when she made them for the church in her village, except for the fact the the dough remained raw and was placed on the floor to be walked on. This is a reference to the loss of cultural memory and to its change through time and space. The wafers representing the tradition/culture and the people walking on them a reference to the act of forgetting or not really putting too much value on it (tradition/culture).