Haiti: History Embedded in Amber

  • Installation

24 Duke faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in the FHI Haiti Lab worked with Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrié to design representations of Haitian culture, especially post-earthquake culture, embedded in amber-like resin blocks. Durham metal sculptor Andrew Preiss of the ARP Design Studio designed the frame and lighting for the permanent installation of the artwork in the Ahmadiev Family Lecture Hall of the Franklin Humanities Institute in Bay 4 of Smith Warehouse, Duke University. The website features "story blocks" detailing the individual artist's narrative accounts of their work.

uri icon

Duke Faculty Artists/Collaborators

Cited Artists/Collaborators

  • Deborah Jenson; Edouard Duval-Carrié; Laurent Dubois

Creation Date

  • 2011