GEDE VIZYON

“Gede Vizyon is an original and concise short film that deals with arbitrariness and spontaneity. It surprisingly weds its mythical quality with GoPro shooting to create funny and memorable moments.”

– Jury Horn Festival for Experimental Film, Second prize

Gede Vizyon takes the viewer on an unusual tour of the Grand Cemetery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Something runs loose through the labyrinthine structure of the cemetery, capturing images and sounds on its way, and creating a disorienting experience. In response to this documentation, a Hougan creates poetry that becomes narration, as a Mambo sings Vodou hymns that become soundtrack.

Produced in collaboration with Steevens Simeon (Haiti), Jean-Daniel Lafontain (Haiti) and Jefferson Kielwagen (Brazil) for the 5th Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Narrated by Jean-Daniel Lafontain, with songs by Evelyne Thelus (Haiti).

AWARDS

Non-fiction honorable mention
Northampton Film Festival, Northampton, MA
Best Short-Jury`s second prize
Horn Festival for Experimental Films, Musrara Art School, Jerusalem

PRESS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Vic Brooks, Short Shadows: Thought Figures, curatorial text for EMPAC Film Series: Short Shadows
EMPAC- Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer, July 2019
https://empac.rpi.edu/events/2019/short-shadows-thought-figures/
Neil Young, Touring Port-au-Prince’s graveyard (guided by a goat)
Modern Times Review – The International Documentary Magazine, January 15, 2019
https://www.moderntimes.review/touring-port-au-princes-graveyard-guided-by-a-goat/
Marcos Serafim and Mashya Boon, Fractured Landscapes, curatorial text for Broad Underground Film Series program
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Film Studies Program, Department of English, Michigan State University, April 6, 2019

http://filmstudies.cal.msu.edu/events/broad-underground-film-series/
http://broadmuseum.msu.edu/calendar/fractured-landscapes-20190406
Year
2018
Media
Video
Duration
14 minutes
Worked as
Writer, director, producer, editor and direct sound
Haiti/USA/Brazil
Teaser

SCREENINGS

Metakino #3: Environment, curated video program, 2019
Program: Fauna / WHS Teatteri Union, Helsinki, Finland
19th aluCine–Latin Film and Media Arts Festival, official selection, 2019
Program: Latin and Canadian Experimental / Toronto, Canada
Short Shadows: Thought Figures (EMPAC Film Series), curated film screening and Q&A, 2019
EMPAC- Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Buenos Aires Film Festival, official selection, 2019
Online festival, December 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Santiago Independent Film Awards, official selection, 2019
Online festival, July 2019, Santiago, Chile
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, official selection, 2019
Program: Your Joy is an Act of Rebellion / Heart of Hawick, Scotland
Broad Underground Film Series: Fractured Landscapes, curated video screening and Q&A, 2019
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU and The Robin Theater, Lansing, MI
Revolutions Per Minute Festival, official selection, 2019 / Program: The Inner Life of Space
Art Department and Cinema Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA
Lift-Off Sessions, official selection, 2019
Online festival, January 2019, Lift-Off Global Network, England
Vodou and Visual Art Roundtable—Gede: A Celebration of Life and Death in Vodou,
screening and roundtable, 2018 / Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
African Smartphone International Film Festival, official selection, 2018
Egbeda Lagos, Nigeria
Alternative Film/Video 2018, official selection, 2018
Academic Film Center, Belgrade, Serbia
Nuit Blanche de Port-au-Prince – SINEMA JOUK LI JOU, official selection, 2018
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
10th Semana de Cinema, official selection, 2018
Rio de Janeiro and Niterói, Brazil
November Film Festival, official selection, 2018
Close-Up Film Centre, London, UK
Northampton Film Festival, official selection, 2018
Northampton, MA
Pugnant Film Series – 1st BCK Film Symposium, official selection, 2018
Balkan Can Kino Cinema and the MEME gallery, Athens, Greece
Media City Film Festival’s 23rd, official selection, 2018
Windsor, Canada; and Detroit, USA
DOBRA – International Festival for Experimental Film, official selection, 2018
Cinemateca of MAM – Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Unseen Festival, official selection, 2018
OFF Cinema and Counterpath, Denver, CO
IV Cinecaos, official selection, 2018
MISC-Museum of Image and Sound, Cuiabá, Brazil
Horn Festival for Experimental Films, official selection, 2018
Musrara Art School, Jerusalem
Passive Activists II & the Healthy Intercuts, curated film screening, 2018
Holaa! at Moose Art Space, The Hague, Netherlands

EXHIBITIONS

14a International Contemporary Art Biennial of Curitiba: Intersections With The Landscape, juried group exhibition, 2019
O Sítio–Art and Technology, Florianópolis, Brazil
Emerging, juried group exhibition, 2019
ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince, curated group exhibition, 2019
MOCA – Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, North Miami, FL
Free Cabins (Filme Livre Festival), juried group exhibition, 2019
Rio de Janeiro, Niterói, Brasília and São Paulo, Brazil
XPERIMENT+XPAND (CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival 6th Edition), juried group exhibition, 2019
Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art and Et Nos Gallery, Iloilo City, Philippines
Saunter Trek Escort Parade…, juried group exhibition, 2018
Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY; and Queens Museum, Queens, NY
Moving, curated group exhibition, 2018
Cedar Street Art Collective, Lansing, MI
5th Ghetto Biennale: A Cartography of Port-au-Prince, juried group exhibition, 2017
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti