Gina Athena Ulysse: Voodoo doll, or What if Haiti were a woman

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Voodoo Doll Or What If Haiti Were A Woman: On Ti Travay Soi 21 Pwen Or An Alter(ed)native In Something Other Than Fiction

An avant-garde meditation on coercion and consent inspired by Gédé – the Haitian Vodou spirit of life and death - that weaves moments in Haiti’s geopolitical history with responses to my retelling of that history.


Gina Athena Ulysse was trained as a cultural anthropologist, and she is also a poet/ performer and multi-media artist. She deploys spoken word to both explore and push the blurred border zones between ethnography and performance. Ulysse weaves history, statistics, personal narrative, theory, with Vodou chants to address issues of social (in)justice, intersectional identities, spirituality and the dehumanization of Haitians and other marked bodies.

Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (São Paulo): SP Escola de Teatro
  • Date: January 14, 2013, January 17, 2013
  • Country: Haiti, United States
Edited by Victor Bautista