25 FEB - 7 MAR 2015. PANAJI/REIS MAGOS

CRISTINA DE MIDDEL

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Cristina de Middel

This is What Hatred Did (2014)

The series This is What Hatred Did is inspired by the book My Life in the Bush of Ghosts written by Amos Tutuola in 1964, narrating escape of a child from war and subsequent thirty years lost in the Bush (this magical territory where no humans are allowed) trying to find his way back home amongst the spirits and the dead.

In this series, De Middel offers a contemporary illustrated version of this story, adapting the characters, space and the ambient to the actual situation of the country, with the conviction that present-day issues should be described in a way that includes the agent’s traditions, perspectives, fears and hopes. The Bush is now the Lagosian neighborhood of Makoko, a floating slum with its own rules, commanded by kings and community leaders and it is documented here as an enhanced reality of one of the most iconic sites in Nigeria.

www.lademiddel.com