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Imagine the silence in a church congregation when the preacher pauses mid sentence. The whole room frozen in time, waiting for ‘God’ to speak through man, waiting for a message that will bring them closer to salvation… or is it civilization?

I found myself in a full all-black African church, with worship songs rising into a space that carried a large painting of a blonde haired blue eyed Jesus Christ, and I couldn't help but wonder - how the hell did we get here?

How are we so willing to accept this visual manifestation of "god".

I was inspired to embark on a personal and communal journey of discovery centring around the history of Christianity in Tanzania and Africa as a whole. What if history turned out differently? Would we still believe what we do so vigorously.

I created a 3 part body of Art that explores the rituals and implications of Christianity.

Religion has made room for complacent faith. Are we able to take full responsibility of what we believe and why we believe it?

Andromeda is an alternative character to the western Jesus - a symbol of the power of manifesting gods where the physicality of a god is not the focus.

 

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