Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00013212/00001
 Material Information
Title: Atis Rezistans (Christopher Garland Photographic Archive 6, 7, 8)
Abbreviated Title: Christopher Garland Photo Archive 6, 7, 8
Physical Description: Photograph
Creator: Christopher Garland (Annotations with Benjamin Hebblethwaite)
Publisher: Christopher Garland
Place of Publication: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Subjects / Keywords: Haiti, Garland, Port-au-Prince, Art, Sculpture, Atis Rezistans, 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: A decorated human skull placed on a cloud of metal springs. The skull has a stethoscope that is attached to the penis, which stands erect in the child’s coffin. The coffin was probably never intended for actual burial, but likely comes from a Vodou temple given the Vodou vèvè (cosmogram) designs adorning the sides. There is a link between the Gede, who are Bawon’s assistants, and the phallus; i.e., the Gede play with walking sticks as if they were penises.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Added automatically
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System ID: AA00013212:00001