Project 45 (1)

A visual arts project, Small Axe a Caribbean journal of criticism – Issue 26 Vol 12 No 2 2008 & www.smallaxe.com.

'Identities Withheld by Choice' is the first work in an evolving series of works collectively titled Project 45. Project 45 evolved out of my thirty-minute video project - On the Map.
'Identities Withheld by Choice' was designed as a special visual arts project for the Small Axe journal and appeared in print as well as on the S/X website. The work poses the question, 'when will we stop running'?

Project 45 responds to Article 45 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, signed by fourteen Caribbean countries in 2001
to create a single market and economy. Article 45 declares that Member States “commit themselves to the goal of free movement of nationals within the Community.” Article 45 is yet to be implemented.

My goal with Project 45 is to create a body of artistic works that take a critical view of the top down approach to Caribbean integration, expose the cultural heterogeneity of Caribbean People, while at the same time reveal underlying interconnectivities and advance a sense of Caribbean identity based on respectful coexistence.

Identities withheld by Choice (2008)

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