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Haïti Chérie was created in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010 in which the artist Sasha Huber made an intervention on the frozen, snow-covered Baltic Sea. A couple of weeks after the quake, dressed in a custommade jumpsuit in the colors of the Haitian flag, I made snow angels as a symbol of my mourning, the lost lives, my solidarity and hope. This represents my feeling of helplessness and the pain that I can still feel. The intervention is installed as a video in the larger room at Kluuvi Gallery.

The name of the video and exhibition, Haïti Chérie (My Dear Haiti), was inspired by the traditional creole song written and composed by Dr. Othello Bayard de Cayes, which expresses Haitian people’s pride in their country and culture. The Haitian community regards it as their second national anthem. I heard this song as a child, while visiting my family in Haiti.

2014-09-27 - news
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