KANAVAL VODOU, POLITICS AND REVOLUTION ON THE STREETS OF HAITI
LEAH GORDON16 JUNE - 11 AUGUST 2012
MEZZANINE GALLERY LAUNCH EVENT FRIDAY 15 JUNE, 7:30PM - 10PM
Leah Gordon’s practice explores the representational boundaries between art, religion, anthropology, colonialism and folk history. The photographs in this exhibition document the pre-Lenten Mardi Gras festivities in Jacmel, a coastal town in Southern Haiti. Her photographs register Haiti’s juncture between its history, its cosmology and the present.
Gordon’s images document troupes of ‘performers’ acting out mythological and political tales in a whorish theatre of the absurd that course the streets unshackled by traditional parade. Light years away from the sanitised, corporate-sponsored tourist parades of carnival throughout the world, the imag
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