The photo shoot was at the end of november, but Papen did today only the story of her adventures in Rome on her website. We speak the Beringse nude model via the telephone. She resides currently in Los Angeles, where she negotiates with a gallery, an exhibition wants to organize around its religious triptych FXCKRLGN (‘Fuck Religion’, ed.).
With her recent photo shoot in the Vatican wants to Papen the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church to denounce it. The report is the latest in the FXCKRLGN series, where also her photoshoots about the truth of islam in Istanbul, and judaism in Israel. With the photos, it will be the naaktactiviste “the walls around religion and break down and encourage people to think for themselves, and for all the darkness that is around religion is playing also to be seen,” she says.Own production
For the FXCKRLGN photo shoots worked Papen, together with the Australian photographer Jesse Walker, who, according to her, the perfect partner-in-crime for the controversial pictures. “We work so well together and are both so able to cope with stress”, says, “it just works great.”
Papen producet her photo shoots! Together with Walker, she cares for all props and she chooses his locations. The giant wooden cross built by Walker himself during a stay in Bali and he brought it for the report to Rome. But also nepbloed, priestergewaden, bibles, rosaries, doornenkransen and even a black baby Jesus came to this project only. “This photo shoot was a bigger production than I normally am used to, but I found it incredibly fascinating,” she says.