AfroFuture, Ground Zero Exhibition
Sep 18, 2019
I will be presenting two 20 x 24 collages from my series "Signs of God". In this work, I excavate the past so as to erase the silence around the complicity of the Christian church in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and the human factories known as plantations. I draw on the work of Saidiya Hartman's "Afterlife of Slavery" as seen in the ubiquitous signs of god on the streets of Ghana, Nigeria, and other African countries. Here as Hartman writes "Christ promised a future unencumbered by history; he was the antidote to recollection". The past washed away in the currents of the Atlantic.