Their Spirits Gone Before Them: Baring The HeArt of Jamaica’s Heritage
The mini-conference will take the form of an oral presentation, supported by a short Power Point and a virtual presentation - 5 minute video. The Introduction will contextualize the presentation by outlining the relevance of intangible heritage in Jamaica’s history, with a specific focus on the role of Art in safeguarding the country’s diverse cultural heritage. The presentation will therefore highlight basic themes such as the interpretation of heritage through art, issues of authenticity and reliability in messages conveyed.
The work of transformational Jamaican artist, Laura Facey is presented as an example of the national and global appeal of a phenomenal UNESCO endorsed project titled, “Their Spirits Gone Before Them” - a canoe made of poplar wood containing 1357 resin figures.
The main feature of the session will come from the artist herself through a five minute virtual presentation. The presentation closes with Q/A session and the presentation of booklets which will allow the audience to gain a deeper understanding of the artist, the volume and depth of her work.