From Purgatory in Paradise, a Performative Installation by Emily Miller.
Purgatory in Paradise is a darkly comedic ode to the Florida lifestyle featuring high priestesses, a confessional booth, and a communion mass. It is a Requiem for motivation at odds with a balmy happy hour. It is about living as a local in tourism-driven Florida. It is about pain pills and bikinis. It is about that blank complacency you feel when you take a sip from your rum-runner while your brain sautés on an August night...framed, of course, by the most beautiful sunset in the world.
Documentation by Kanica Him and Michelle Primiani
High Priestesses from Left to Right:
Katherine Ruetz, Avery Moore, Emily Miller, Rachel Coderre, Sam Bolognese, Michelle Primiani, (not pictured) Maite Wallace