11.05.2021 - 19.09.2021
Jeannette Ehlers: Black Bullets
Black Bullets (2012) is on display in the media space of Touch exhibition. The video work is a tribute to the Haitian revolution where slaves rebelled against the colonial government in 1791. The slavery practised by the French colonial power at Haiti is known as one of the cruelest in history. The only successful revolution by slaves set the foundation for Haiti’s independence in 1803. The walking human figures and their reflections in Black Bullets have been pictured against the sky on a historic fort in Haiti on top of a mountain. Jeannette Ehlers (b. 1973) is a Danish Trinidadian artist, who has addressed structures of racism and colonialism in her works.