Here is the latest segment of the “L’Oeil du lézard” video project. This new short video presents presents Ewan Atkinson (Barbados). This video centers on Atkinson’s fascinating representations of imagined communities/neighborhoods, the people that inhabit them and their movements, shown through maps and landmarks in tropical/Caribbean settings. The narrator, Frédéric Guilbaud, points out the artist’s exploration of the escapism popular culture and children’s literature, which inspire a “menagerie of misfits [that] inhabit a magical place of fiction where people can fly, animals can talk, difference is celebrated, and the improbable is celebrated.” This video also emphasizes Atkinson’s blog The Neighborhood Report and posts that set the scene for further explorations.
For a more significant contribution to the promotion of Caribbean art internationally, the Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art-Caraïbe du Sud, better known as Aica Caraïbe du Sud [Aica Southern Caribbean], has opted for the creation of a series of short videos online in French English and Spanish.
This series, depending on the partners’ agreement, aims at introducing contemporary Caribbean visual artists from the entire archipelago. Initiated by Dominique Brebion (Martinique), the series focuses on artists from the Caribbean.
[Text by Alisson Thompson; narrator: Frédéric Guilbaud; credits by Gilles Elie-dit-Cosaque; editing by Vianney Sotes.]
Take a look at the video (in English) at https://aica-sc.net/2017/11/01/loeil-du-lezard-ewan-atkinson/
See the artist’s page at http://www.ewanatkinson.com/ewanatkinson.com/Ewan_Atkinson.html
Also see related article, http://www.caribbeanhomophobias.org/ewanatkinson
See the neighborhood project at http://www.theneighbourhoodproject.com/