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Gabrielle Civil: Fugue (Da, Montréal)

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photo/foto: Dexter Miranda

Fugue (Da, Montréal)

Fugue (Da, Montréal) is a ritual meditation on emigration, cultural displacement and the stock Haitian grandmother / foremother (the one left behind / the one to be recovered). Using dirt, video loops, pockets of coffee and “cut-ups” from Dany Laferrière, this work will confront and transform clichés of familial loss, impossible memory and guilt.

Biography

Gabrielle Civil is a black woman poet and performance artist, originally from Detroit, MI. She premiered Aide-mémoire at the AFiRiperFOMA Biennial in Zimbabwe (November 2013) and Fugue (dissolution, Accra) at Yari Yari Ntoaso in Ghana (May 2013). She is Associate Professor of Performance at Antioch College. The aim of her work is to open up space.

Background Information
Video
Gabrielle Civil: Fugue (Da, Montréal) Edited by Victor Bautista