Two years ago, Kaiama L. Glover [who recently published the official translation from French to English of ‘Hadriana dans tous mes rêves’] reached out to me when she found out about my work. We are now, along with the historian Laurent Dubois and a couple of great women artists from Haiti, Tessa Mars and Mafalda Mondestin, planning on the first tier of a longer project on cultural preservation and architectural preservation in Jacmel.
We convened at Duke University earlier this month for a kick-off meeting. Laurent Dubois is a current professor at the institution, Tessa Mars was then undergoing a residency as a visiting artist, Glover flew in from Paris where she is currently working on the archives of René Depestre and myself I was also really happy to join from New York where I am currently based. We made the distance and it was truly worth it.
Please stay tuned.