Viv Ayiti: situgraphical constructions in progress

Tae Ateh is participating in the Collective Rebound exhibition at Motion Sickness, Cambridge in an open collaborative situgraphical construction.

The work starts with 3 flags of the colonial powers directly impinging on Haiti today : France, USA and Canada. The flags have been vandalised with cyanotype printing chemicals and various performative photographic exposures in sunlight – stepping pn the flag and lying on top of it.

The first collaborative painting was on 10th September at the opening party of the exhibition.

The second act of this constructed situation/ situgraphic construction was on 11th September (911) where the flags with dried cyantopye were taken outside the gallery to the nearest sunlit spot. this happens to be on the legendary Cam,bridge Leyline as mentioned by Alfred Watkins in his seminal book.

There will be further transformations of the flags during the course of the exhibition. The next one is at 11am on Tuesday 14th September at the Cambridge war memorial on Station Road, further down the leyline, as part of an action called by the activist group Women in Black against the DSEi Arms Fair in east London happening at the moment..

The final performance will be on 25th September at the closing party of the exhibition. The piece will then be auctioned to raise money for the New Viosn school in Potrt-au-Prince Haiti.

Contact Tae at taeateh at for more details on how to get involved

Tae Ateh

Motion Sickness