Through fifteen photographs, the exhibition poses a simple question: “what are our beliefs made of?” From a eurocentric point of view, we speak of a white God, of Greek mythology or Roman mythology. Even Cleopatra has been whitewashed for years. Racism has for decades, if not centuries, taken over religious iconography and delimited moral dogmas around skin colour. It has defined who’s good and who’s evil.
Comte and Kamara reflect on this. Reclaiming the spaces that have been stolen from them, we see a paradise full of Black people celebrating themselves, policemen arresting two Black citizens without any context — all too familiar, and muses as emblems of Black beauty and talent. Situated between holy imagery and modern-day pop references, Comte and Kamara create a visual presentation of reconciliation and empathy.