NEXUS – MoCA on AIR episode 5 (English)
Kyrah Malika Daniels X Lin Tzu-yu on Haitian Vodou and Caribbean Diaspora Decolonizing Power of Art & Literature
Can mermaids’ skin color be black? The beliefs and legends of water are widespread in various regions where life thrives by the sea. The blended images of aquatic deities from Africa and Europe come together in Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” and in the Haitian Vodou tradition as La Sirène.
The Black Atlantic’s two sides aren’t merely straightforward departure and arrival points, but rather the intricate result of interactions between Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. In this episode, literary researcher Tzu-yu Lin and art historian and religion scholar Kyrah Malika Daniels discuss the concept of dual consciousness, coexistence, and symbiosis between colonizers, the colonized, and cultural heritage in the context of Vodou and Caribbean diasporic literature.
林子玉 & 來去聆聽
Listen on spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7wM3eijHRhCMD3iB5yHolA?si=1131ea2c518b408c
NEXUS was presented in MoCA Taipei from May 5 until July 16 and presented work by Christopher Cozier, Sharelly Emanulson, Maksaens Denis, Nadia Huggins, Sofia Gallisa Muriente, Natalia Lasalle-Morillo, and Rodell Warner
My stay in Taiwan was in part made possible by The Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government, and 台北當代藝術館 MoCA Taipei. Thanks to CP Yen (Deputy Director of National Theater Taichung) for making the connection with MoCa Taipei’s Director 駱駱. My long-stay accommodation is made possible by 寶藏巖國際藝術村 Treasure Hill Artist Village / Attic Hostel and Trendbeheer. MoCA Taipei and Treasure Hill Artist Village/Taipei Artist in Residency are both under the board of the Taipei Culture Foundation.