I am gonna debut my new series “In GOD We Trust” at Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva , Switzerland. The new series include a 5 min Hi-Def 1080p30i video, with amazing audio by Australian national treasures MR CLOAK AND DAGGER along with seven large digital prints on canvas. Please come to see what my carpel tunnel has creates! We will be there at the openings and gain weight on fondue. The show opens on March 19, 2009 and will run until May 8, 2009.
Here’s the artist statement:
“In GOD We Trust” remixes the political and economical hardships Barrack Obama has to overcome within various religious contexts. In the series the 44th US president keeps reincarnating into seven various prophets, spiritual leaders and deities in order to heal the world, including Jesus Christ, Buddha, Elegua, Lady of Guadalupe, Krishna, Mohammad and Abraham. The series uses the pillar belief, remix the important stories and substitute the key elements of the religious texts with current political and economical climate. Rather than idolizing Obama, “In GOD We Trust” examines the hope and changes the popular 44th US president promises to deliver and the obstacle along the way.
The title of the series appropriate the US national motto, but with a twist. “In GOD We Trust” the word “GOD” is an abbreviation of “Global Obama Devotion”. Contrary to the artist previous works that criticize the manipulation of religions in politics, “In GOD We Trust” starts from the religious’ teaching and reinterpret the moral values with current affair. The result is a spiritual journey that even Atheist cannot deny it.