Exhibitions: Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art

Deborah Jack (b. Netherlands 1970; works in United States). T/here, 2003–6. Digital prints, 21 x 84 in. (53.3 x 213.3 cm) overall. Courtesy of Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, Florida (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)

Artist Statement

T/here represents my multiple modes of existence/being and my constant shifting of the concept of home. The images deal with the fracturing of home space that occurs in the Diasporic body. Home, not as a geographical space but as one of shifting memory/memories, where the dynamics between the private/public, the interior/exterior, and the familiar/foreign are ones of negotiation and compromise. In this scenario my body becomes a site for this flux-and-flow experience, which finds the home space somewhere in between.

 

10 Comments

the nature run so fast
— Posted by Renald Dupuis
Looks like the person was in a car or something moving and tried to take the picture
— Posted by Pnyessa
it reminds me of home yah
— Posted by hope van snichwer
this is a wonderful view of the country side, its also moody it show the struggles of life for the Caribbean people.
— Posted by
Imagine a house in the middle of nowhere that's always there when you make a trip in the "carretera" (highway) to go see your family far away. In here, the US, far away, you don't see a small house anymore. Changes happen and this evokes thoughts of things that we have come to lose once we move to a different place. Yet, we associate it because, deep inside, we sometimes wished things from the past. This is nostalgic. Melancholic... for the small things.
— Posted by Leisy
no matter where,how,nor how fast or slow...life is what you make of it
— Posted by steve
i guess you can compare traveling speed to your own speed...life is what you make of it...either way its up to you
— Posted by speedy
very interesting. it is very fascinating in a way that i can not explain. oh how it moves me so.
— Posted by charlley cat
AS IS USUALLY THE CASE, THIS ARTIST NEVER CEASES TO EMBARK ON NEW APPROACHES IN ART FORMS AND EXPRESSIONS OF THE SELF. FROM WHAT, I CAN SEE, THIS ENTRY IS CERTAINLY TESTIMONY OF THE EVOLUTION OF DEBBIE JACK
— Posted by DAVID CHRISTIAN
I LOVE this! EXCELLENT! Best peice I have seen!
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Exhibition Highlights
Highlight Thumbnail: Tirzo Martha: Spirit of the Caribe Highlight Thumbnail: Polibio Diaz: Despues de la siesta Highlight Thumbnail: Raquel Paiewonsky: Levitando: A un solo pie Highlight Thumbnail: Jorge Pineda: Mambru Highlight Thumbnail: Colectivo Shampoo: D La Mona Plaza Highlight Thumbnail: Storm Saulter: Waterboot Highlight Thumbnail: Marcel Pinas: Kuku Highlight Thumbnail: Christopher Cozier: Tropical Night Highlight Thumbnail: Alexandre Arrechea: Elementos arquitectonicos Highlight Thumbnail: Jean-Ulrick Desert: The Burqa Project Highlight Thumbnail: Glenda Leon: Prolongacion del deseo Highlight Thumbnail: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla: Under Discussion Highlight Thumbnail: Alex Burke: The Spirit of Caribbean Highlight Thumbnail: Ewan Atkinson: You Will Have to Use Soap Highlight Thumbnail: Liset Castillo: Departure Point I Highlight Thumbnail: Satch Hoyt: Say It Loud! Highlight Thumbnail: Arthur Simms and Peter Orner: Globe: The Veld Highlight Thumbnail: Nicole Awai: Specimen from L.E. Highlight Thumbnail: Deborah Jack:T/here Highlight Thumbnail: Miguel Luciano: Platano Pride

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Say It Loud! Artist Talk: Hew Locke Artist Talk: Raquel Paiewonsky Artist Talk: Deborah Jack Artist Talk: Polibio Diaz Artist Talk: Annalee Davis

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