What if HaÏti were a Woman?
On ti Travay sou 21 Pwen
An Alter(ed)native in Something Other than Fiction
How did Ayiti aka the enfant terrible of the Caribbean—the first nation to permanently ban slavery—become the world’s bête noir? Located somewhere at the crossroads linking here and there, pivoting between past and present to ruminate on and deflect dystopic futurities, VooDooDoll forswears civilized academic habits, she eloquently spits geopolitical history, personal narrative, statistics, popular songs laced with Vodou chants in a lyrical and visual meditation on coercion and consent. Testifying to the spectacle of those 4 dangerous little Os and our vulgar human obsession with categorization and hierarchy, she pleads to Gede—the lwa of death and fertility—Gad sa vivan yo fe mwen! Look at what the mortals have done! And they certainly continue to do things… The only way out is through the abyss with Marasa logic where 1+1=3.