TRACES OF TOMORROW


A sitespecific art video, screening, poster campaign and installation for Ghetto Biennale #2, Port au Prince, Haiti, 2011.
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The research based workings centered around notions of the environment and the the biotope, in relation to local tropes of othering and heritages of animist sensibilities.

Traces of Tomorrow
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In the film there is two popular hymns sung by older generation citizens (a man and a woman) in Port au Prince, in different ways reffering to flying shapeshifters. One being worshipful about the Vodou God Agaou, the other cursing about flying loupgaru. Both reflecting on sentiments of flight, longing, hardships and relief.




Traces of Tomorrow - The Guano Interpellations
(video still collage),  C-Print, 2012.




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HYMN FOR AGAOU 

Agaou mw pito (mwen pito) vole o
Agaou I rather fly

Agaou  mw pito vole, pass l’djab mache
Agaou I rather fly, so the devil won’t eat me


Papa mw pito vole yo
Papa I rather fly

Agaou  mw pito vole, pase l’djab mache
Agaou I rather fly, so the devil won’t eat me


Agaou  mw pito vole o

Agaou I rather fly

Agaou  mw pito vole, pase l’djab mache
Agaou I rather fly, so the devil won’t eat me

Agaou  mw pito vole, Pase l’djab mache
Agaou I rather fly, so the devil won’t eat me


A mue o

Oh my


Sec o m’ap mage

I am asking for help

A mue o

Oh my


Sec o m’ap mage

I am asking for help 


La plen di nor(?) treie tambou a batr namayol, se cou m’ap mage
The plains of the north I was in (hard in hard) drum ”namaoyol” , I ask for help.


Agaou  mw pito vole o

Agaou I rather fly

Agaou  mw pito vole, Pase l’djab mache
Agaou I rather fly, so the devil won’t eat me

Papa mw pito volé
Father I would like to fly

Agaou  mw pito vole, Pase l’djab mache
Agaou I rather fly, so the devil won’t eat me

Agaou  mw pito vole o

Agaou I rather fly

Agaou  mw pito vole, Pase l’djab mache
Agaou I rather fly, so the devil won’t eat me
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