Sunday, October 20, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The transformation is brutal. At the crossroads of the Airport, the drab-colored meetings of the faces of the martyrs of the popular protest offer another architecture of the resistance.
The thick greasy adornments, the dusty coatings disappeared to make room for the representations of the victims the challenge, the struggle for the reversal of the Haitian status quo. Under the viaduct, daily, the parade of curious, admirers of the art of drawing competes with the immobilization of vehicles engaged in public transport and the whispers of amateurs who opine on the choice of mixtures.
On the initiative of the Collectif des Artistes engaged (KATAN), the atmosphere at the crossroads of the Airport renamed Carrefour de la Resistance takes on a new look.
'' It is to remind us that the struggle of those souls who had fallen under the murderous bullets, driven out and killed because of their conviction, was priceless. The choice of paintings rhymes with the painful context, “said Francisco Silva, artist.
Oxygen in the Haitian Spring
At the Crossroads of Resistance in the making, everyone has an anecdote to report, reasons for murdering a loved one to evoke. The exhibition of paper clichés on the perimeter walls of the viaduct befits the atmosphere that has lent itself to it for more than a week.
Every passerby was forced to keep an eye on the frescoes, to contemplate the mural. The concretization of the project is justified because of the new caricature of the mobilization against the current power led by President Jovenel Moïse, admits Gerschand Bastia, at the controls of KATAN.
'' It is appropriate to consider such an initiative . The fight against this reactionary governance responsible for the Haitian drama requires other weapons. So we want to wear out all the means likely to catalyze the struggle “entrusted the singer.
About a hundred figures remain to be drawn on the two inner facades of the viaduct, promised the initiators. Artists are busy finalizing the first phase of the project and delivering the goods.
And the idea of gradually completing the list of victims of police atrocity or the henchmen of power redraws the other revolutionary symbol of Haiti.