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Tout-Monde Festival: Day 3 at The Wolfsonian-FIU


On the third day, the Tout-Monde Festival 2019 will hold a series of artistic events at The Wolsonian Museum-FIU. A professional workshop for the artists entitled "Digital Art in the Caribbean and the USA" will be followed by the screeening of Caribbean shorts curated by Third Horizon, a digital art installation "Echo-Natures: RItuels Numériques" and the performance "Bubbles" around climate change.                                     

The Wolfsonian-FIU – Auditorium
Friday, Mar. 15th, 2019, 11am-12.30pm

“Digital art in the Caribbean and the USA”
This professional workshop is organized to build links between artists, institutions, and art professionals for future collaborations on Caribbean contemporary art.

In this workshop, the panelists will consider how technology is expanding Caribbean art and aesthetics.

With: Yucef Merhi, Artist, and Curator at The Wolfsonian–FIU, Rodolfo Peraza, Artist, Tabita Rézaire, Artist (pre-recorded participation)

SHORT FILM SELECTION curated By Third Horizon
The Wolfsonian-FIU – Auditorium
Friday, Mar. 15th, 2019, 6-7pm

Curated by Jonathan Ali, THIRD HORIZON
Introduction by Fanny Glissant, Film director, and Jil Servant, Film director

(Shabier Kirchner/Antigua/14’/2018) The Point, a small fishing village in Antigua, has the island’s last tenement-yard system. It shares a port with visiting cruise ships, and the tourist trade is key to the villagers’ livelihoods. Narrated by 13-year-old Tiquan, Dadli is an impressionistic portrait of life in the community. 

Guavas for the Road
(Jil Servant/Martinique/48’/2017) Back in the 1960s Pierrette left Martinique to seek a new life in Paris. She participated in a TV documentary about the city’s community of residents from the Caribbean, a film she never saw. Now an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s, Pierrette returns, with her adult son, to her native island for the last time. 

Wolfsonian-FIU – Digital project room
Friday, Mar. 15th, 2019, 7.15pm

Rituels Numériques offers a view of two Caribbean-born artists, Tabita Rézaire and Atadja Lewa, who address the intersections between digital technologies and rituals by considering their own cultural heritage. The exhibited videos, Premium Connect and Exit, present a dystopic view on technology, reclaiming the enlightened presence of nature. In both cases, the artists explore digital aesthetics, emphasizing the widespread of computer references while bringing awareness on our journey as human beings.

Tabita Rézaire studies the legacy of colonization and patriarchy through healing, activism, art, and film. Her videos and virtual reality installations use mediums such as CGI animation and GIFs to explore the politics of technology, to critique negative representation of the black female body as well as highlight how colonial structures of power and oppression continue to endure.

Atadja Lewa’s body is the tool and the main interface for questioning the experiential dimension of the world. He explores what constitutes today’s social fabric—workers’ strikes, politics, identity, gender, economic reality—and he deploys this in his performance actions.

Presentation by Yucef Merhi, Artist, and Curator at the Wolfsonian-FIU
Video art work: “Exit” by Atadja Lewa (Guadeloupe) & “Premium Connect” by Tabita Rézaire (French Guiana/South Africa

Friday, Mar. 15th, 2019, 8pm

“Bubbles” is an aquatic encounter between the breathtaking landscape of Martinique and the Miami South Beach Art Deco urban landscape, joining the bodies staged by two performers who had never met before.

For its adaptation to Miami, Henri Tauliaut will interpret the duo performance with Patricia Carby, (A.K.A. Nefertauri) a performing artist based in Miami, Florida. In 2010, Carby was chosen by Robert Battle, the artistic director of Alvin Ailey, to travel and perform “battlefield” as a lead dancer in Prague. Carby was awarded the Martha Hill young professional award in Manhattan New York in 2011, and received the Young Arts honora ble mention in 2009 in Miami.

Annabel Guérédrat is overall a choreographer, dancer and performer while Henri Tauliaut is a visual artist who defines himself as a digital artist before anything else. They both have some similar questionings and common artistic practices around the issues of domination, personal and collective mythology, as well as new notions such as post-identity, porosity, mangrove and queer-identity. Their creations are hybrids, between performance art and visual art. This performative duo realizes actions in natural or urban spaces with a high historical or symbolic loading. They restyle the Caribbean political and cultural fields in order to cast a critical and lucid glance at their neo-apartheid island society (namely Creole) in Martinique.