Fondation Clément, rooms Sucrerie and Carré (400M).
25 MAI - 18 JUILLET 2018
The verb “reset” in English has several meanings ranging from the reinitialization of a computer to the reduction of a fracture. For Ricardo Ozier-Lafontaine, the term evokes two ideas that are intimately linked in his work: memory and healing.
RESET is a cosmogony, a story of the creation of the universe, which allows for explaining as much as regenerating the world.
Conseil régional de Martinique | 2 -8 December 2013
Work-shop Sculpture books and performances
Extract du projet
Habdaphaï created a whole series of accordion books, that results from successive folds and collages. On those sculpture books, he inscribes with an invented alphabet of signs, a potential story that the reader will be able to create. He thus refers to the “leporello”, proposed by Ben Patterson, of the Fluxus movement. His sculpture books place the reader in the position of an actor, because the order, the very position of reading, is not imposed; the form of his books lends itself to reading from any end, in any order, and the text remain a creation of the reader-actor. They are performance books.
Alliance française - Sainte Lucie | 22 - 25 october 2013
A series of sculptures books and performances work-shops with students from Alliance and different schools of the Island.
A performance : Regards démultipliés, With musicien and poet Jobi Bernabé and percursion.
An exhibit of drawings and pastel Porteur de mots series
Extract of the project :
A visual artist from Martinique, Habdaphaï has always been interested in the transcultural specificity of the Caribbean islands. This formidable melting pot of races, languages and religions, forged multicultural peoples whose true language is still under construction because the many parts of this whole have not finished adjusting and the syncretic being is still in gestation. On his engravings, drawings, paintings, and performances he tracks down buried memories, as much fictional as ancestral. Who says memory, says story and therefore transmission. A notion that underlies his practice and that is why I chose to combine his exhibitions with workshops where he can accomplish what I think is the most essential part of his creation: meet and sharing.
Porteur de Mots (ex-votos). Tournée des alliances françaises
Ecole nationale des Arts (ENARTS) and Alliance française de Cap haïtien
Exhibition of drawings from Porteur de mots series and sculpture books
ENARTS | 12 -19 October 2013
Performance work-shop with students of ENARTS
Performance Regards démultipliés at Port au Prince
A series of sculpture books and performances workshops open to the public at Alliance Française du Cap Haïtien.
Exhibition drawings Ex-votos series at Alliance française de Cap Haïtien ( 16 - 21 October)
Performance Regards démultipliés at Alliance Française de Cap Haïtien
Extract of the project :
Habaphaï's creative process always starts from the melting of cultures in Caribbean space that perpetuates in time, and where the origin, the passage, the present and the future never cease to merge. That's it pictorial syncretism, which is expressed by a very material practice, in which on abstract backgrounds Habdaphaï almost obsessively traces the signs he has invented/uncovered over the years, thus constituting a sort of alphabet that allows him to question the renewed ancestral forces present in the formation of mankind.
A former dancer, Habdaphaï often paints on the floor by turning around his canvases, like a dancer, and like a dancer what matters to him is the gesture. From the dance he also kept the appreciation of the contact with the public, hence the frequent work in installation and the practice of performance. The creator / spectator co-creator relationship necessary for the performance is a track that guides his research whatever the field of production considered.