recent work & projects
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Discours de Fou

Discours de Fou

2011 - 2012

The project Discours de Fou is centered on a performance that was created as part of the International Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In this performance the artist attempted to question a number of Vodou spirits about the nature of belief during a specially commissioned Vodou ceremony. The project attempts to questions the relationship between performing and believing both for the author and for the possessed believers in the ceremony.

Two works resulted from this performance. The first is a 28 minute video that documents the the performance. The second is a mixed media installation that functions as a personal altar to Erzulie Dantor, a spirit involved in the ceremony. The installation emulates the traditional Vodou altar but adds a number of elements that suggests the artist's relationship with the spirit in question.

Discours de Fou

digital video, 28 min, 2012 

The project Discours de Fou took place during the 2nd annual Ghetto Biennale, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. For the project artist Floris Schönfeld attempted to hold a series of conversations with the Vodou spirits, or Lwa as they are known in Haiti. The topic of these conversations was faith and the act of believing itself. These conversations and their repercussions are documented in the 28 minute single channel video piece with the same title.

Discours de Fou; Altar

Discours de Fou; Altar

mixed media & 16mm film installation, 2.3m x 1.8m, 2012

Discours de Fou; Altar is a mixed media installation that emulates a traditional Haitian Vodou altar. The piece is a functioning altar to the spirit Erzulie Dantor that consists of various personal effects mixed with ritualistic objects that honor the spirit. The altar is built site specifically on bathroom tiling and also includes a looping 16mm projection.   

Discours de Fou; Altar projection

Discours de Fou; Altar projection

16mm film, 3 min looping, 2012

Still of the 16mm projection that is part of Discours de Fou; Altar. The projection shows a Vodou priest or Mambo in a state of possession by the spirit Erzulie Dantor. 

Production still from Discour de Fou

Production still from Discour de Fou

digital video, 28 min, 2012 

Production still from Discours de Fou

Production still from Discours de Fou

digital video, 28 min, 2012 

Production still from Discours de Fou

Production still from Discours de Fou

digital video, 28 min, 2012 

Production still from Discours de Fou

Production still from Discours de Fou

digital video, 28 min, 2012 

Discours de Fou

2011 - 2012

The project Discours de Fou is centered on a performance that was created as part of the International Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In this performance the artist attempted to question a number of Vodou spirits about the nature of belief during a specially commissioned Vodou ceremony. The project attempts to questions the relationship between performing and believing both for the author and for the possessed believers in the ceremony.

Two works resulted from this performance. The first is a 28 minute video that documents the the performance. The second is a mixed media installation that functions as a personal altar to Erzulie Dantor, a spirit involved in the ceremony. The installation emulates the traditional Vodou altar but adds a number of elements that suggests the artist's relationship with the spirit in question.

Discours de Fou

digital video, 28 min, 2012 

The project Discours de Fou took place during the 2nd annual Ghetto Biennale, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. For the project artist Floris Schönfeld attempted to hold a series of conversations with the Vodou spirits, or Lwa as they are known in Haiti. The topic of these conversations was faith and the act of believing itself. These conversations and their repercussions are documented in the 28 minute single channel video piece with the same title.

Discours de Fou; Altar

mixed media & 16mm film installation, 2.3m x 1.8m, 2012

Discours de Fou; Altar is a mixed media installation that emulates a traditional Haitian Vodou altar. The piece is a functioning altar to the spirit Erzulie Dantor that consists of various personal effects mixed with ritualistic objects that honor the spirit. The altar is built site specifically on bathroom tiling and also includes a looping 16mm projection.   

Discours de Fou; Altar projection

16mm film, 3 min looping, 2012

Still of the 16mm projection that is part of Discours de Fou; Altar. The projection shows a Vodou priest or Mambo in a state of possession by the spirit Erzulie Dantor. 

Production still from Discour de Fou

digital video, 28 min, 2012 

Production still from Discours de Fou

digital video, 28 min, 2012 

Production still from Discours de Fou

digital video, 28 min, 2012 

Production still from Discours de Fou

digital video, 28 min, 2012 

Discours de Fou
Discours de Fou
Discours de Fou; Altar
Discours de Fou; Altar projection
Production still from Discour de Fou
Production still from Discours de Fou
Production still from Discours de Fou
Production still from Discours de Fou