Thursday, April 24, 2008

The short film is pretty much done

video

The film is mostly done...for the UWI screening. I want to further edit it over the summer period to clarify the story. I also uploaded it onto to youtube.com, you can view it and leave comments here. Unfortunately for you and fortunately for me the quality is not very good neither here nor on youtube, so you will have to come to the screening to see its true greatness! (7pm Friday 9th May 2008 @ National Museum and Art Gallery)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Luso Trinidad: Home in the land of the homeless













The short film that I am currently working on, Luso Trinidad: Home in the land of the homeless, will be screened at the National Museum and Art Gallery on Friday 9th May 2008 @ 7pm. The screening is part of the final year exhibition of the Visual Arts Department of the UWI St Augustine. The exhibition runs from Sunday 4th May (5pm) to Saturday 10th May 2008.



Synopsis
Luso Trinidad: Home in the land of the Homeless is a preliminary investigation into ‘whiteness’ and Luso-Trinidadian identity. This project begins to address prejudice in Trinidad that manifests itself the form of class and colour bias. Video interviews, animation, photo-manipulation and old film sources are combined to construct the narrative. This short film is in no way conclusive; it is a departure point for further examination.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Shrouds


Shrouds of myself. Part of a year long project of research and studio practice. All work was done between September and December 2007.




The Venus of Arima.



The Skin Revealed. More...


The Skin Revealed: Detail



Lady on red.


Our Little Lady.



The Little Venus.

LUSO Trinidad


A short film that I am currently working on. It will be screened in May at the National Museum. More details will come soon!

Synopsis
Luso Trinidad: Home in the land of the Homeless* is a preliminary investigation into ‘whiteness’ and Luso-Trinidadian identity. This project begins to address prejudice in Trinidad that manifests itself the form of class and colour bias. Video interviews, animation, photo-manipulation and old film are combined to construct the narrative. This short film is in no way conclusive; it is a departure point for further examination.


* One of the working titles. 'Home in the land of the homeless' is a line from Paul Simon's Hurricane Eye.