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It was my pleasure

Prospect 5 New Orleans Triennial - Site Specific Installation

October 23, 2021 – January 23, 2022

ANASTASIA PELIAS, It was my pleasure, 2021


It was my pleasure, 2021

fiberglass, polyester resin, steel, concrete, pine bark, bay leaf, water-based paint, soundscape, scent


Site Specific Installation For PROSPECT.5 New Orleans

Location ::: Capdevielle Place Park - Intersection Of Esplanade Avenue And Crete Street 

On View 23 September 2021 – 23 January 2022

It was my pleasure responds to feminist histories of spirituality and power, through a meditation on ancient Greek history. The sculpture is a reimagining of the tripod of the Oracle of Delphi, a position occupied by a priestess known as the Pythia, who foretold the future for individuals and heads of state who travelled to Delphi to seek her counsel. This position was occupied by women for more than one thousand years (1400 BC to the 4th century AD), and exerted great influence throughout the Mediterranean and Mesopotamian empires; emperors made no significant decision without her consultation. The sculpture, as well as the scent and sound that accompany it, is intended as a meditative space for contemplation and for honoring divine feminine energy across space and time. Through this sculpture, Pelias seeks to create connectionsbetween her native city of New Orleans and her family’s ancestral country, Greece.



With great love and appreciation

για την Πυθία των Δελφών

Composer Sophocles Arvanitis

Studio FOLIE à PLUSIEURS perfume

Fabricator Chris Rabito + Mazerat Structural

Technical production assistant Nicholas LiCausi

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

-   Anastasia Pelias