My Body is a Church

-  Chinasa Vivian Ezugha

My Body is a Church

My body, the space of sacrificial amplification 
Moments of stillness,
My body the church that lives in the invisible.
We are but for a moment,
As I move the church is amplified.
The architecture of experience.
Invisible and visible 
We move together.

Chinasa Vivian Ezugha, Winner of the NAE Open Main Prize 2019, Ezugha is a Nigerian-born artist living and working in Hampshire. Her work looks at the transition of Black women and their identity within culture from colonised subjects to emancipated figures. Vivian works predominantly in performance, using the medium to decontextualise and reconstruct what it means to be alive in this present time and protest for a world where dreams are equal. She is the founder of Live Art in Wymondham, a one-day site-specific event that aimed to bring emerging artists working in live art to rural Norfolk. Ezugha’s work has been presented in venues across Europe, America and the UK to include: In Between Time Festival as part of the New Bloods Commission, SPILL Festival and Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival.


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