The exhibit is comprised of a series of sculptures that fuse religious icons with a steampunk aesthetic and feature interactive elements that flagellate the saints when gallery goers step on foot pedals. A statue of Saint Apollonia, who was tortured by having her teeth pulled and smashed in front of her, pantomimes the ordeal hundreds of times per day.
Visitors can simulate the doubts of Saint Thomas by remotely jabbing a finger into the wounds of Christ’s disembodied torso. Truly perverse patrons of the arts can put themselves in the sandals of a cruel Roman emperor and take a turn at spinning Saint Catherine on her eponymous wheel.
(thanks to Todd Bryant)