holy spirit

The performance mimics the performative aspect of production-based megachurch events, and the collective emotions of stadium activities. There are sparse spectators, yet the need for alignment and ‘getting back on track’ is evident through the rigid motions and approximate centrality of the cheerleader. The actions are metaphors for both religious and land use practice in suburban developments.

The cheerleading poses take place in the narthex of the largest United Methodist church in America, and then the cheerleader runs the perimeter of land obtained by the institution since it was founded.