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Achim Mohné & Uta Kopp, REMOTEWORDS

REMOTEWORDS founders Achim Mohné and Uta Kopp discuss their large-scale installation projects, in which gigantic words are scrawled in capital letters across rooftops all over the world and photographed by Google Earth satellites. In keeping with the theme of the 4th Ghetto Biennale, Kreyol, Vodou and the Lakou: Forms of Resistance, REMOTEWORDS worked together with local Haitian writer Claudel Casseus, a member of the local artist collective Atis Rezistans, to paint the Kreyól word reviv (meaning revive or rebirth) on the roof of a large edifice in the lakou.

Based on the tradition of Land Art, REMOTEWORDS is at the crossover of art, literature, design, internet-culture and navigation technology, installing messages on roofs of partner cultural institutions. Applied in the form of permanent, capital letters, each collaboratively developed message represents a semantic unit with its particular hosting location and the environment.


Ghetto Biennale: Radyo Shak


Radyo Shak was the independent broadcast voice of the Ghetto Biennale of Haiti, hosting freeform radio including Rara bands, locals, artists and writers, and Haitian revolutionary history.