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Part I: Foreground

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Part II: Territories

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Part III : Resistance

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Part IV: A Possible Toolkit

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A Common Breath

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Surviving New Land

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Occidente

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Journey to a Land Otherwise Known

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Pawòl sé van

slideshow 25.03-27.03.21

A Common Breath. On-site

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Pawòl sé van

FILM IN STREAMING

PART III - RESISTANCE

25.03-27.03.21

Following on from the video Toli Toli which explores the poetic voices of Earth, Pawòl se van (2020) (meaning “words are wind” in Créole) by Minia Biabiany uses metaphors based upon perception and the environment in order to explain Guadeloupe's contemporary situation and colonial heritage. Natural forces such as the wind form a kind of resistance, chanting an agricultural story, namely that of the banana fields and earth polluted with chlordecone. Despite the assimilation of French colonialism, dispossession, and the extreme use of soil leading to ecocide, the wind tells us that the Earth can speak and can still be repaired.

Biography

Minia Biabiany is a Guadeloupean artist who explores the perception of space and the concepts of weaving and opacity in narrativity and language. In her installations, videos, and drawings she poetically deconstructs narratives related to Caribbean colonial heritage. She is founder and member of the Semillero Caribe collective (2016) and is active within Doukou, a project which explores stories related to concepts of Caribbean authors and the body. Her work has been exhibited at La Verrière, Fondation Hermès, Brussels (BE); Magasin des Horizons, Grenoble (FR); CRAC Alsace, Altkirch (FR), and Spelling Signal, Malmö (SE), among others.

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