Ti Moun Rezistans have produced a new video which can be found here. It includes interviews with Romel, Steevens and Alex explaining how Tele Geto came about and what it aims to do.
They have also produced two short videos about the recent election, which can also be found on the Students Rebuild You Tube channel.
This is part two of a project that began as a collaboration between students at Morpeth School and the Atis Rezistans community from Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The name Tele Geto derives from an artwork created by young people from the Atis Rezistans community of Grand Rue, Port-au-Prince (Ti Moun Rezistans) during the Ghetto Biennale which took place there in December 2009. Three weeks after the Biennale Haiti was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake that left hundreds of thousands of people dead and many more injured and homeless. In the wake of the disaster I sent a camera and microphone to Ti Moun Rezistans so that they could start making films about their lives after the quake which could be shown on the internet. At this same time I was approached by Andrew Cooper from the Portman Gallery to curate a show with students from Morpeth School. Continue reading “Tele Geto 2 – Globe Town Speaks Back”
Here are the six videos made and translated so far from Ti Moun Resiztans’ Tele Geto project:
There seems to have been a flurry of media reports about Haiti commemorating the 6th month anniversary of the earthquake.
The general picture is one in which only a small fraction of the millions of dollars donated by the general public and charity organizations has been converted into concrete assistance for the people of Haiti. Continue reading “Haiti: Six Months Later”
On Saturday 19th June I will be giving a talk about the Tele Geto project at the Lecture Hall Free School event organized by Five Years gallery at Bethnal Green library. The day’s events run from 10 am until 16.45 pm. I will be speaking at 15.15. The full schedule for the event, which runs over three weekends, can be found here.
Tele Geto is coming to the Portman Gallery in Morpeth School in July and October 2010. Tele Geto was created by Ti Moun Rezistans of the Grand Rue area in Port-au-Prince during the Ghetto Biennale. In light of the lack of video news coming from the ground in Haiti after the earthquake I sent a basic video recording kit so that the children of the Grand Rue could document life there after the quake. These films will be shown at the gallery between the 15th and 20th of July along with sculptures made in workshops with Andre Eugene (Atis Rezistans) by a ‘mirror-group’ of students from Morpeth School. These students will also be given the same kit as the kids from Grand Rue to make videos about their own lives in the East End. Pedro Lasch will be doing video and ‘naturalization’ workshops with the Morpeth School kids during the first show. The videos will be shared with the Ti Moun kids over the internet. A second show will take place in October.
Here are some stills from the videos made by Tele Geto: