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‘<i>Isla Abierta</i>’ or<i>‘Isla Cerrada’?</i>: Karmadavis's Pre- and Post-Earthquake Hispaniola

FUMAGALLI, MARIA CRISTINA (2013) '‘<i>Isla Abierta</i>’ or<i>‘Isla Cerrada’?</i>: Karmadavis's Pre- and Post-Earthquake Hispaniola.' Bulletin of Latin American Research, 32 (4). pp. 421-437. ISSN 0261-3050

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Border relations on Hispaniola have always been characterised by contradictory dynamics. After the 2012 earthquake some hoped that the catastrophe could signpost the beginning of better border relations. Well before the earthquake, the artist David Pérez a.k.a. Karmadavis had urged the inhabitants of the island to consider Hispaniola as an isla abierta (open island) where one could develop a national identity in relation with and not in opposition to one's neighbours. After the earthquake, Karmadavis continues to denounce how Hispaniola is still an isla cerrada (closed island) that fails to realise, appreciate and celebrate itself as a estructura completa (complete structure). © 2013 Society for Latin American Studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: border relations; David Perez; Karmadavis; Dominican Republic; earthquake; Haiti; performance
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2013 10:37
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 11:04

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