David Michalek

bio:

David Michalek was educated at he University of California, Los Angeles and NYU Film. He also apprenticed with photographer Herb Ritts. Since, 1993, he has worked professionally in the visual and theater arts.

project:

Stations of the Cross for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine:
This piece will be a series of 14 performances, each depicting in tableau a Station of the Cross. The performers will be homeless and will be drawn from the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, a non-profit organization located at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.

The performances will be recorded as a series of photographs which will then be mounted on lightboxes and used as stations of the cross in the Cathedral.


background and rollover image: photograph modeled after Hans Halpeini's "The Dead Christ in the Tomb", subject is a homeless performer. Image taken by Michalek.