Cussans, John (2011) Tele Geto project. In: 22nd Annual Haitian Studies Conference, 4th November 2011, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. (Unpublished)
|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item|
The name Tele Geto derives from an artwork created by young people from the Atis Rezistans community of Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince (Ti Moun Rezistans) during the Ghetto Biennale which took place there in December 2009. Three weeks after the Biennale Haiti was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake that left hundreds of thousands of people dead and many more injured and homeless. In the wake of the disaster I sent a camera and microphone to Ti Moun Rezistans so that they could start making films about their lives after the quake which could be shown on the internet. At this same time I was approached by Andrew Cooper from the Portman Gallery to curate a show with students from Morpeth School. The first show, which took place in May 2010, consisted of the videos made by Ti Moun Rezistans and sculptures made by Morpeth students during workshops with three of the senior artists from Atis Rezistans.
The presentation discussed the development and future of this project in the context of the theme for the Haitian Studies Association Annual Conference: 'Haiti, History, Healing: Facing the Challenges of Reconstruction'.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Haiti|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts|
|Event Location:||Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Date Deposited:||21 Feb 2012 14:40|
|Last Modified:||21 Feb 2012 14:40|
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