Two day symposium by Atis Rezistans | Ghetto Biennale 27th-28th Sept at ‘Lakou Eugene’ off Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince, Haiti and online on zoom.

Ghetto Biennale

SCHEDULE - TIMES IN EST (in brackets BST if no time in brackets then activity in Haiti only))

27th SEPT

10.00am (15.00pm) Screenings from documenta fifteen – 120 mins

12.00 (16.00pm) Adriana Benjamin, Michel Lafleur and Reginald Jerry Chery will discuss their collaborative dance process with Carima Neusser. 45 mins plus questions

13.00-14.00 Lunch (food supplied for all participants)

14.00 Michel Lafleur will give a lecture on his collaboration with Tom Bogaert and the work they created for documenta fifteen. He will discuss the positives and negatives of cross-cultural collaborative work. 45 mins plus questions

15.00 Andre Eugene & Leah Gordon will talk about the concepts, ideas, and intentions of the installation of Atis Rezistans | Ghetto Biennale work in St Kunigundis Church in Kassel. They will discuss the successes and the failures. Andre Eugene will talk about working onsite in Kassel to produce the Papa Legba sculpture. He will discuss the difficulties of working within recycling art in a foreign environment and how he overcame cultural and environmental difficulties. 45 mins plus questions

28th SEPT

10.00 Andre Eugene (in situ) and Leah Gordon (online) will present firstly the ideas behind Atis Rezistans and the Ghetto Biennale. This talk will be illustrated by a short film about the Ghetto Biennale. 20 mins plus questions

10.30-11.00 Herold and Jean Muller Milord will give a talk about Ti Moun Rezistans and how it has encompassed and utilised the internet in order to sell art and make connections during this period of insecurity in Haiti. Katelyne Alexis will give a talk about the struggles, as a woman, to become an artist in an extremely male community. 20 mins plus questions

11.00 Andre Eugene and other members of Atis Rezistans will run workshops on creating sculptures from recycled materials. 2 hrs

13.00-14.00 Lunchtime (food supplied for all)

14.00-16.00 Andre Eugene will hold a workshop on photographing their art works for the web. At the same time there will be alternate workshops on painting held by Mario & Herold Pierre Louis.

17.00 Ghetto Biennale Screenings


27th SEPT

28th SEPT

Ghetto Biennale