Gede Vizyon

Gede Vision
2018, video, 15 minutes, Haitian Creole
Produced during the 5th Ghetto Biennale - A Cartography of Port-au-Prince
Atiz Rezistans, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

On an unusual tour of the Grand Cemetery of Port-au-Prince, something runs loose through its labyrinthine structures, capturing images and sounds on its way. In response to this documentation, guiding us on the path, Hougan Jean-Daniel Lafontant creates poetry and Mambo Jacqueline sings religious hymns.

Audience Choice Best Short, 3rd burnt – Video Art and Experimental Film Festival 2021, Montreal, Canada
Best Experimental Short, Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Non-fiction Honorable Mention, Northampton Film Festival 2018, Massachusetts, USA
Second Best Short, Horn Festival for Experimental Films 2018, Musrara Art School, Jerusalem, Israel

Made in collaboration with Zé Kielwagen (Brazil), Steevens Simeéon (Haiti), Jean-Daniel Lafontant (Haiti) and Evelyne Thelus aka Mambo Jacqueline (Haiti).

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

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

Neil Young, Touring Port-au-Prince’s graveyard (guided by a goat)
Modern Times Review - The International Documentary Magazine, January 15, 2019

Brutus photographed by Tom Bogaert

The One Minutes ‘Carnival of the ancestors’ curated by Ghetto Biennale, Rozenstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
46th Kortfilmfestivalen, Grimstad, Norway

13th Strangloscope – Experimental Audio, Video/Film and Performance Festival: Anthropocene, Florianópolis, Brazil
18th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, Golden Apricot Fund for Cinema, Armenian Association of Film Critics and Cinema Journalists, Yerevan, Armenia

Wild Out Video Festival, thatalright art, Taipei City, Taiwan

PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince, group exhibition, MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, North Miami, Florida, USA
14a International Contemporary Art Biennial of Curitiba: Intersections with The Landscape, group exhibition, O Sítio - Art and Technology, Florianópolis, Brazil
Filme Livre Festival: Free Cabins, group exhibition, Rio de Janeiro, Niterói, Brasília, São Paulo, Brazil
XPERIMENT+XPAND (CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival 6th Edition), group exhibition, Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art and Et Nos Gallery, Iloilo City, Philippines
Emerging, group exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Metakino #3: Environment, WHS Teatteri Union, Helsinki, Finland
Short Shadows - EMPAC Film Series, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA
19th aluCine–Latin Film and Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland
Broad Underground Film Series, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU and The Robin Theater, Lansing, Michigan, USA
Revolutions Per Minute Festival, Art Department and Cinema Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

Saunter Trek Escort Parade…, group exhibition, Flux Factory, Long Island City; and Queens Museum, Queens, New York, USA
Moving, group exhibition, Cedar Street Art Collective, Lansing, Michigan, USA
Vodou and Visual Art Roundtable-Gede: A Celebration of Life and Death in Vodou, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York, USA
African Smartphone International Film Festival, Egbeda Lagos, Nigeria
Alternative Film/Video, Academic Film Center, Belgrade, Serbia
Nuit Blanche de Port-au-Prince, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
10th Semana de Cinema, Rio de Janeiro and Niterói, Brazil
November Film Festival, Close-Up Film Centre, London, England
Pugnant Film Series – 1st BCK Film Symposium, Balkan Can Kino Cinema and the MEME gallery, Athens, Greece
23rd Media City Film Festival, Windsor, Canada; and Detroit, USA
4th DOBRA – International Festival for Experimental Cinema, Cinemateca of MAM – Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Unseen Festival, OFF Cinema and Counterpath, Denver, Colorado, USA
IV Cinecaos, MISC-Museum of Image and Sound, Cuiabá, Brazil
Passive Activists II & the Healthy Intercuts, Holaa! at Moose Art Space, The Hague, Netherlands

5th Ghetto Biennale: A Cartography of Port-au-Prince, group exhibition, Atiz Rezistans, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti