If he Changed My Name

If He Changed My Name is a small constellation of works of art linked by the trans-American African diaspora, material culture, and photography. The title alludes to an American gospel song related to Christian baptism and rebirth. It also suggests a consequence: a reinvention of the Self through a reinvention of spiritual practices.

 

If He Changed My Name, then we redesign our spirituality, reinventing a new and creative way of managing energy, that is, of having a spiritual practice. A practice that is not only non-pure, but is based on non-purism, rejects it, denies it, escapes it, and transcends it. The constellation of works is made up of six artworks:

Offerings/Adimu,

Altars of Orun,

Shared Ancestry,

Unidentified Subjects,

Irokos from an American Past, and

If He Changes My Name.