Michael Lasater Gallery
 Signs and Wonders  (2009)                            four-channel video, stereo

Digital video, digital and digitized photographs, digitized film, archive music, speech, animation

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.

-- Mahatma Gandhi

American political discourse is and always has been closely intertwined with religious reference and rhetoric. The voice in Signs and Wonders is that of Calvin Coolidge delivering a speech on the principles of democracy. His language--They who sin are the servants of sin--They who break the laws are the slaves of their own kind--To obey is life. To disobey is death--is the language of absolute certainty, an attitude always present in American religion and politics.