Love After Marriage
Kasmira Krefft

Jacinta Satherley and Christopher Krefft were wedded on 1 July 1982 in a ‘Blessing’ ceremony of 2,075 couples at Madison Square Garden, New York, after being matched seven days before by Unification Church leaders Reverend Sun Myung Moon and Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon. They spent the first five years of their union apart, working on separate missions within the movement and maintaining a long-distance relationship through letters. These letters follow their journey from first meeting to becoming a loving couple and provide insight into the first decade of their relationship after marrying as strangers.

It is important to acknowledge the problematic practices that the Unification Church condones, as well as the stigma and generalisations portrayed in sensationalist media. The artist no longer considers herself a member of the movement, but has chosen to celebrate the relationship her parents now share through this artwork. The objective is to focus on her parents as individuals within the movement rather than on the movement itself. Window does not in any way advocate the practices or policies affiliated with the Unification Church.

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