The Modes of Al-Ikseer

Harminder Judge

Mon 13 Apr 2009
Tue 14 Apr 2009


Harminder Singh Judge pilots his new piece The Modes of Al-Ikseer, a performance installation that fuses contemporary pop culture, advertising aesthetic and tongue in cheek humour with epic symbolic imagery. It observes and locates the place of ancient religious symbolism and mythology into a world obsessed with capitalism, the celebrity and marketing gimmicks.

Singh Judge will, in his trademark performance stance, rotate atop of a vast ocean of milk wearing a neon appendage. The piece has developed from an ancient Hindu myth concerning the creation of the world, and the artists love of electro-pop band Depeche Mode.

The Modes of Al-Ikseer is set to tour nationally and following each performance the milk used will be transformed into ceremonial blocks of cheese.

Singh Judge has created acclaimed work across many disciplines that explore the mechanics of belief and uncovers a genuine fascination with the enduring appeal of spirituality. He has sited religious symbolism, mass conversion and the rituals of cults among his many influences, as well as contemporary pop culture, music and Jesus.


This work has been made possible with the kind help of Arts Council England, Artsadmin, Richard Cresswell and SPILL Festival of Performance.

Part of Triple Bill
with Carla Esperanza Tommasini and Richard Haynes