Suffused with the enigma and otherworldliness of dreams, Ghost Island is an endeavour at building visual metaphors and frameworks for understanding the complex dynamics and unseen influences of Caribbean identity and Black imagination.
The basis of this project originates from Lisandro Suriel’s own insular background in Saint Martin – an island in the Caribbean Sea with the South claimed by the Dutch and North claimed by the French. By visually deconstructing New World imagination, his phantasmagoric images serve to dissociate Black Caribbean narratives that of colonialism, generating new possibilities where inhabitants get to express their subjectivity and humanity beyond the White gaze. The work also connotes the island nation’s multifaceted contextual conditions of overlapping histories and immateriality.
Venue: 37 Emerald Hill
When: 16 Sep - 30 Oct 2022, Tue to Sun: 11am to 7pm Closed on Mon