FRAME captures the installation by Edith Dekyndt, a flag made of hair stuck in the ground and filmed on top of rocks on the Diamant coast, in Martinique. There, precisely, on the night of 8 April 1830, a clandestine slave boat transporting a hundred African captives washed up on the rocks before being entirely destroyed.
Edouard Glissant was buried not far, in the small town of Diamant. Native from this island, this author is at the origin of the “tout-monde” (one-world) and “creolisation” concepts, the later being like an “interbreeding producing unpredictability.”
Edith Dekyndt, Ombre Indigène Part. 2 (Ile de la Martinique), 2014. Courtesy of the artist.