Valerie Amani

Body and Blood

Digital Media (N/A)

Who are we to give God an identity. I explore the christian ritual of
"eating the body" and "drinking the blood" by presenting it in a graphic
raw nature, exploring my own body. I want to provoke my fellow Africans
to question why we believe what we believe. Why do we uphold these
rituals brought into our communities by people whose aim was to oppress
us, to strip us of our identity and history. The god I know is beyond a
Christian, Muslim or whatever religious thoughts boundaries. My god is
body-less, gender-less and transcends all human understanding. The god I seek is free.

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