Atis Rezistans (Christopher Garland Photographic Archive 2)
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 Material Information
Title: Atis Rezistans (Christopher Garland Photographic Archive 2)
Abbreviated Title: Christopher Garland Photo Archive 2
Physical Description: Photograph
Creator: Christopher Garland (Annotations with Benjamin Hebblethwaite)
Publisher: Christopher Garland
Place of Publication: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Publication Date: 11/13/2012
Subjects / Keywords: Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Art, Sculpture, Vodou
Abstract: The work of the Atis Rezistans, a Port-au-Prince-based artists collective, is inspired by both their spiritual beliefs—the iconography of Vodou is a prominent but not omnipresent motif in the art—and their urban environment: the immediate setting of Grand Rue, as well as the rest of Haiti’s megalopolis, Port-au-Prince. Led by an established Haitian artist, Andre Eugene, the Atis Rezistans use found materials to create powerful representations of their lived experience: religious faith, natural disaster, sexuality, hope for the future.
General Note: 3: Welded sculpture that depicts the destruction of the earthquake. 4: A cross with nails in the horizontal beam and a doll’s head on the top of the vertical beam. Note the doll’s body is nailed to the lower half of the cross. This piece draws inspiration from both the Christian and Vodou employment of the cross, i.e. the crucifixion in Christianity and the Kwa Bawon: “Bawon Samdi’s cross.” Notice that the square cross is typical of Bawon Samdi, whereas the rectangular cross is typical of Christianity.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
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System ID: AA00013207:00001