Artist: Diamond Stingily
Venue: Freedman Fitzpatrick, Paris
Exhibition Title: For The People of [__________]
Date: October 18 – November 24, 2018
Diamond Stingily, detail of For The People of [__________], 2018, 2-channel video installation (projected on muslin screen), 1 minute 43 seconds
Full gallery of images, video, press release and link available after the jump.
Diamond Stingily, detail of For The People of [__________], 2018, 2-channel video installation (projected on muslin screen), 27 seconds
Images and videos courtesy of the artist and Freedman Fitzpatrick, Paris/Los Angeles
The people of [__________] disbanded from colonized countries in the early 1800s mostly of African, Asian and Indigenous descent . They identify as [__________]. The national language is [__________] consisting of a mixture of English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic , Dutch, Indigenous and West African languages.
[__________] is almost impossible to speak or read if you are not a Native speaker. The [__________] are private people. Very few non [__________] have visited and many [__________] return to [__________] if they choose to leave. The Hergott doll is a traditional doll made by a child’s aunt or aunts by hand. The colors chosen by the women represent what they want for the child.
Two headed dolls usually means twins or are given at special ceremonies to bond two people.
The doll is given to the child on their day of birth to help guide the child throughout life. When death occurs the person is usually buried with the doll or it is kept in a family’s member home.
Little is known about the people of [__________].