TI TONTON BAT TANBOU
The split screen film Ti Tonton Bat Tanbou (Little Uncle Plays the Drums), made as a joint project by Haitian artists André Eugène and Evel Romain and British artist Leah Gordon, is an artistic gesture towards the transcendence of the borderline, and a transnational Hispaniolan sensibility. It documents wooden figurines made in the artists' neighbourhood in Haiti, crossing the border and being sold to tourists in the Dominican Republic. The work depicts how the identities of residents in Hispaniola and the diaspora intertwine and crystallize, forming new characteristics that go beyond those assigned by the nation-states.
Below is a shorter edit of an hour long gallery version.