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< Libro de las preguntas, Yon Ti Liv Kesyon, A Book of Questions >

Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, 1985 - 1990
584 Broadway, NYC
Sunday, March 12th
2:00 p.m.

A reading of Libro de Preguntas, Yon Ti Liv Kesyon, A Book of Questions. In the early 1990’s, Haitian and Cuban refugees were detained in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba under the supervision of the American military. A Book of Questions, is comprised of queries directed toward three groups of people (Haitian and Cuban detainees, and GTMO employees, including soldiers, physicians and social workers) whose paths intersected during a specific moment in GTMO’s history. The questions were written by Aurora De Armendi in Spanish and translated into Haitian Creole and English.

The reading will be performed by Aurora De Armendi (author), Betsy Campisi and Rejin Leys


 < Libro de las preguntas, Yon Ti Liv Kesyon, A Book of Questions >

Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, 1985 -1990
584 Broadway, NYC
Domingo, 12 de Marzo
2:00 PM

Lectura del Libro de Preguntas. A principios de 1990, refugiados haitianos y cubanos fueron detenidos en la bahía de Guantánamo, Cuba, bajo la supervisión del ejército norteamericano. El Libro de preguntas está compuesto por interrogantes dirigidas a tres grupos: detenidos haitianos, detenidos cubanos y empleados de Guantánamo como soldados, médicos y trabajadores sociales, cuyos caminos se entrecruzan en un momento específico dentro de la historia de GTMO.

Las preguntas fueron escritas por Aurora De Armendi en español y traducidas al creole haitiano y al Inglés.

La lectura será realizada por Aurora De Armendi (autora), Betsy Campisi y Rejin Leys.


Participants
 

Elizabeth Campisi spent a year working in the Cuban camps in Guantanamo, after returning to New York she began a career as an anthropologist. She is currently doing applied work at a healthcare organization in Albary, NY.

Rejin Leys is a Haitian-American mixed media artist based in New York. She has exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, her drawings and prints have also been featured in such print publications as Small AxeBouturesThe North Star Fund's Annual Report (2000 & 2005), and The Bread & Roses Cultural Project Social Justice Calendar, as well as online publications such as Repeating Islands. In 1995 she was awarded a fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts. 


Acknowledgements
 

Many thanks to Constanza Alarcón Tennen (co-founder of Grupo < > ) for suggesting the location of this performance and to Betsy and Rejin for reading with me. Thank you Jamie Kelly for the sound document.