|Title||Creole in the Archive: Imagery, Presence and Location of the Caribbean Figure|
This monograph is a culmination of 10 years research of visual material associated with Caribbean countries Trinidad and Guyana. The author’s starting point is based on analysing visual material associated with the period 1850s to 1960s deemed particularly relevant to photography being established and developed as a primary technology for visualising the then British colonies.
The author was the first to develop a creole practice and concept for Caribbean visual material of historical and contemporary works. She traces the concept of creolisation as a hybrid discourse that is unique to the Caribbean’s brutal history involving slavery and indentureship, the primacy of colonial plantation economies and contemporary postcolonial migration. As a practising artist Kempadoo embeds a creole practice to develop an expanded and poetic knowledge of Caribbean visual history, art and culture. She re-conceives the archive through: identifying additional alternative visual materials drawn from informal archives; develops visual analysis methods for material emergent from photography and visual culture theory; and expands the archive through the creation of audio visual documentation and visual artworks.
|Publisher||Rowman & Littlefield|
|Place of publication||London|
|Web address (URL)||https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781783482214/Creole-in-the-Archive-Imagery-Presence-and-the-Location-of-the-Caribbean-Figure|