Place as Palimpsest [Yon kote tankou Palimpseste] Exhibition by Dr Kwynn Johnson

Event Date(s): 19/01/2018

Location: UWI Seismic Research Centre (SRC), Gordon Street, St. Augustine

Back by popular demand, The UWI Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) hosts the Place as Palimpsest [Yon kote tankou Palimpseste] Exhibition by Dr Kwynn Johnson, Visual Artist and Haitian Studies scholar from 9am to noon.

To view a livestream of a discussion between the Seismic Centre’s scientists and Dr. Johnson about Science and The Visual Arts and the connections to Haiti, please click here.

For more information, please call 662-4659 ext. 409 or email info@uwiseismic.com.

About Place as Palimpsest [Yon kote tankou Palimpseste]

  • “An exploration of vestiges of history as located in the geology of Cap Haitien, north Haiti … place is visually explored as a layered repository or ‘palimpsest’ of history, and comes to be known by excavating meanings in the present, in light of the past.” [Dr Kwynn Johnson - The Caribbean Quarterly - a Journal of Caribbean Culture. Vol.63. 2017]
  • “[a] feature of the palimpsest is[indeed] the sense that earlier inscriptions are never quite erased, for these narrative inscriptions become part of the whole” [Prof. Paula Morgan]
  • Hashtags:#geology #archaeology #deposits #stratification #earth #sedimentary #rocks #vestiges #archives #remnants #artefacts #fossil #roots #Antilles #Haiti #archipelago


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