Divine Violence

An ongoing work in progress looking at the ultimate two invisible forces of God and the weather and how they can be used as metaphors for each other. Merging audio from televangelist Kenneth Copeland’s sermon ‘Wind of God’ and Eola’s transcendent song ‘Future Hymns’ with archived footage of tropical storms. This film attempts to capture a mood to visualise the ‘divine violence’ of God and how in society religious figures can embody this violent energy. Rather than drawing on the personal experiences of religion, instead this film draws parallels between violent weather and religious ideology. Influenced by the ethos behind Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin’s ‘Holy Bible’, this film acts as a visual translation for the essay ‘Divine Violence’ by philosopher Adi Ophir.