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Rasin Lakay features Pascale Faublas

06.02.21

Miwa FANM

“FANM is the title of my current series, which started in 2018.

This body of work questions the feminine condition, femininity and its attributes. My reflection feeds on symbols, experiences, clichés and prejudices, proverbs and sayings, representations, metaphors that I draw from the Christian judeo culture and from the universe of Haitian vodou.  Witch are entitled Freda, Manman Zanfan, Fanm pa Lavyèj, Eve, Fanm se Poto Mitan, or Miwa Fanm this series is a gallery of contemporary feminine spirits. She plays a universal woman, affirmative, subversive, subject of her destiny.

For the HCX Rasin Lakay 2021 Program, I will present works in progress, part of the mini series Miwa FANM as well as pieces of the series Fanm se Poto Mitan. I will share photos and short videos of my work process, images of different steps, different techniques I use for each of the series: painting on paper and canvas, sewing, collage fabric on canvas, collage paper, wax on paper. And, I will share images of the finished works.”

Click on any of the images below to watch Miwa FANM:


Pascale Faublas was born in Port au Prince, Pascale Faublas lives and works in Haiti. After three decades of a prolific artistic career, PASKAL asserts herself as a visual artist in the landscape of contemporary Haitian art; developing her own language, using mixed techniques acquired as an autodidact: collage of printed paper or fabric, ink and acrylic, batik, scraping, sewing, monotype, mixed media …while being based on the search for materials from its environment and on the principles of the art of recovery.

In a process that is both playful and poetic, inhabited by vodou culture, her works explores memory, myth and spirituality. Individual and collective history meet to highlight a political word and develop poetics of forms.

Paskal’s art has been shown both in Haiti (Galerie Jerome, Galerie Monnin, French Institute of Port au Prince, French Alliance in Jacmel, Centre d’Art, Musée du Pantheon National/MUPANAH, Kolektif 509…) and abroad (Paris, Nantes, Suresnes, Guadeloupe, Barcelona).

Find out more about Pascale’s work by following her channels: Facebook | Instagram

 

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Rasin Lakay features Mikaelle Aimee

06.02.21

Ayiti, gade andedan

 

“Haiti, look inside” (Ayiti, gade andedan), is a talk/ musical presentation aimed at revisiting the many woes facing Haiti’s already vulnerable population and taking a look at what they, as a people, need at the most basic and deepest levels. I will call into question our past and present responses to the many hardships facing the population and make suggestions on how each individual can play a role in changing the narrative. I believe that by developing a knowledge of self, nurturing a connection to the planet, and embracing non-traditional ideas, Haiti can find a better way for all its children to not only survive, but thrive. It is time to look inside.

Click on the image below to watch Ayiti, gade andedan:

Mikaelle Cartright video screencapture

Mikaelle Aimee Cartright is a Haitian-American performing artist and fledgling philanthropist based in NYC. Her music ranges from Soft-Rock, to Blues, Jazz and Soul. In addition to singing, she plays guitar, writes music, embroiders, and crafts elaborate headpieces. Although music is her passion, her desire to help others is intensifying day by day as she finds herself expanding towards philanthropy.

She is currently in the research phase of creating a program she believes will greatly assist non-profit organizations with the implementation of early-childhood education programs, peer to peer mentorship, and eco-volunteerism programs.

Find out more about Mikaelle’s work by following her channels: Instagram | Facebook

 

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Rasin Lakay features Andre Eugène

12.18.20

Kowona Kwonik–Chronicle of Corona

Andre Eugène, Haitian artist, co-director of the Ghetto Biennale and one of the founders of Atis Rezistans, reveals how he makes work using local carving skills and the creative addition of recycled materials. At the same time he, and other members of Atis Rezistans, reflect on the effect of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic has affected their lives.

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Andre Eugène was born in downtown Port-au-Prince in 1959. He is a leading figure in the artists’ collective known as Atis Rezistans and a broader movement known as the Sculptors of Grand Rue. Eugène fused the fetish effigy with an apocalyptic MTV futuristic vision. Much of his work is figurative using human skulls for heads and imbued with a bold sense of irony, sexuality and humour. In 2006 Andre Eugène contributed to a large-scale collective sculptural work, which is a permanent exhibit at the International Museum of Slavery in Liverpool. His work has been shown at the Muesum of Ethnography, Geneva; at the Parc de la Villette, Paris; the Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles; Nottingham Contemporary, UK and at the Grand Palais, Paris. His work was included in the Haitian Pavillions at the 54th Venice Biennale. Andre Eugène is the co-director of the Ghetto Biennale, which has been held in Port-au-Prince since 2009. In 2015 Andre Eugene and his partner, Leah Gordon, were the recipients of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean

Find out more about Andre’s work by following the Ghetto Biennale channels: Instagram | Website

 

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Rasin Lakay features Coralie Noisette

10.21.20

The Shadow Self

“The project, “Shadow Self: Transforming Fear into Light”, is inspired by one’s internal exploration around self-identity, personal growth, and the higher consciousness. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all been confronted with amplified stress and confusion encouraging us to reevaluate our external and inner worlds. Personally, I’ve been faced with internal conflicts and questions such as, “Who am I?”, “Why do I feel this way?”, and “Where am I headed?”. As a result, I’ve been diving deeper into the idea of my “shadow self”. With more time to reflect during these uncertain times, these areas of “self” have come to the surface and are becoming harder to ignore. Through a compilation of audio-visuals and original poetry, my project aims to confront, heal and transform the shadows that have veiled my connection to the Higher Self.” – Coralie Noisette

Click on the images below to watch each chapter of “Shadow Self” on the HCX YouTube channel:

The first chapter “Confront Thyself” is a personal journey to identify and examine the darker side of myself. In order to move forward in life, we need to understand and accept that there are various facets of our persona that we may not want to deal with. However, through this confrontation we take steps closer to overcoming what no longer serves us in our life. “Confront Thyself” is a brief reflection of my internal dialogue to address my shadows.

Chapter 1

The second chapter, “Heal Thyself”, encourages one to make peace with their shadows. To do so, we must find the courage to go in the depths of our core to understand our subconscious pain. Instead of fighting these negative aspects of self, we should use the contrasts to shed light on areas of healing. By accepting our shadows, we begin to dismantle the ego’s grasp on self, and we become closer to our authentic self. “Heal Thyself” gives the viewer an inside look into my healing process.Chapter 2

The third and final chapter, “Transform Thyself”, is the result of when the shadow self meets healing. Transformation is the energetic shift that takes place within, also known as growth. Once we integrate our shadows into our understanding of self, we take back our power and its influence in our daily lives. We become more aware of our true essence, and gain power over our egos. “Transform Thyself” seeks to guide us towards our higher selves by transforming fear into light.

Chapter 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coralie Noisette With a mission to grow, and a lover of love, Coralie Noisette is a self-taught artist of Haitian descent, born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, she decided to buy a one-way ticket to Haiti for a new chapter in her life that allowed her to connect with her Haitian roots. Since then, Haiti has enabled Coralie to further tap into her creative spirit though its rich culture, natural beauty, and mystic energy. As an artist and poet, she seeks to understand the connection between the spiritual and physical realms, with an underlying theme of self-exploration. Her painting style is inspired by optic art and color therapy, playing with the viewer’s vision and illustrating the intricate layers of what one would deem as “reality”. The original short poetic proses that Coralie writes, and which often accompany her artworks, are driven by her quest to make sense of some of life’s impenetrable questions. Through self-examination and confronting our shadows, we gain better awareness of who we are and our place in the world. Through her art, Coralie hopes to awaken the viewers’ eyes, minds and spirits to the infinite possibilities of the universe.

Find out more about Coralie’s work by following her channels: Instagram | Facebook

 

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