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Anna Sebastian

British artist Anna Sebastian discusses her charcoal drawing series, having her "studio" at the Oloffson hotel, and the legacy of cultural appropriation in fine art. Recorded in the Radyo Shak for the 2015 Ghetto Biennale.

Sebastian's project for the biennale, titled Heterotopia, explored Haitian Vodou practice as an amalgamation of culture and religion, in response to significant and unforgivable displacement. The project retells the history of the Haitian Vodou religion through a series of drawing and text, that contrast the western perception of Haitian Vodouism which, throughout its documentation, has been both demonized and exoticized.


Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak


Radyo Shak was the independent broadcast voice of the Ghetto Biennale lakou 2015. Based in a shack in the Grand Rue Atis-Resistans compound of Port-au-Prince, Clocktower Radio's Radyo Shak broadcast Haiti's biennale happenings, from December 10-21, 2015. Radyo Shak Program Director Richard Fleming and Radyo Shak Project Director Jake Nussbaum hosted freeform radio in the bidonville, including Rara bands, interviews with locals, artists and writers, project updates, and Haitian revolutionary history over FM radio, Internet radio, and analog broadcast amplified through speakers and PA. The Kreyòl language programming from the Radyo Shak is available here: Geto Byenal: Radyo Shak (Kreyòl) In addition to the recordings archived here that were collected onsite during the biennale, Clocktower's Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak series includes additional material gathered from Haitian musicians, DJ sets, record labels, expats, artists, and more, to give our listeners a complete audio landscape of Haiti in the world today.