Spirit Desire and the Persistence of Blackness in Haitian Vodoun

Spirit Desire and the Persistence of Blackness in Haitian Vodoun

SOKARI EKINE’S “SPIRIT DESIRE” Presentation by Alexis De Veaux (“Black Portraitures III,” Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov 17-19, 2016) The series of photographs “made” by the Nigerian British, self-described black queer feminist photographer Sokari Ekine, beginning in 2013, in Haiti, usher in the photographer’s project, “Spirit Desire.” As codified by Ekine, the project attempts to document […]

Black Portraitures: Levitating in Blackness

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Black & White, Photography, Queer, Stories | No Comments
Black Portraitures:  Levitating in Blackness

In preparing these photos I wanted to think of Black[Roes], those who are engaged with levitating in and with Blackness. All  were  taken during the week of Black Portraitures III in Johannesburg last November. Some were taken at the event, others at a cafe and others at the home of  friends. I was drawn to […]

Black Portraitures III : Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures”

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Crea(c)tive Senses, Photography, Vodoun | No Comments
Black Portraitures III : Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures”

Spirit Desire is a series of photographic essays that explore African Diasporic spiritual practices as spaces of resistance, imagination and sacred memories. The first series [Memwa sakre: – lespri ki nan nou menm. Sacred memories: -The spirits within us ] is a celebration of Haitian Vodoun as a site of resistance, decolonization and community. I […]

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