In G.O.D. We Trust – Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung

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In G.O.D. We Trust (2009, 52 MB, 5:04 min)

“In G.O.D. 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 G.O.D. 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 G.O.D. 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.”

By Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung. Audio by Mr Cloak and Dagger.