Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00013216/00001
 Material Information
Title: Atis Rezistans (Christopher Garland Photographic Archive 12, 13)
Abbreviated Title: Christopher Garland Photo Archive 12, 13
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: 12: The Gede-figure holds an ason (sacred rattle) with a stethoscope wrapped around the back of the skull and attached to the back of the piece. Gede is clasping his penis, which is typical of his sexual persona. Note the three Vodou vèvè symbols at the base. The one of the left for Ayizan Velekete, the center one for Bawon Samdi, and the one on the right for Danbala Wèdo. Notice the shiny button that may denote a third eye. 13: Gede rocks out to his favorite songs on his portable radio and flashes his chest and penis.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
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System ID: AA00013216:00001