Douglas Curran: The Elephant Has Four Hearts: Nyau Masks and Ritual

Jeffries, Bill (ed.) & Douglas Curran (Photo)

Published by Presentation House Gallery, 2005
ISBN 10: 0920293638 / ISBN 13: 9780920293638
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Synopsis: Vancouver based photographer Douglas Curran first met members of the Chewa people while working on a film in Zimbabwe in 1992. The Chewa he met were migrant workers from Malawi employed on plantations and in mines. Over a period of several years he gradually became integrated into this community in Malawi, photographing and filming their extraordinary rituals associated with a belief system known as Nyau. The Chewa rituals and their masks are part of a complex and spectacular set of beliefs that Curran has been encouraged by the Chewa to document. Curran, no longer an outsider to this culture, has created a stunning pictorial record that invites dialogue about recording the lives of others, and forces comparisons with contemporary performance art. Exhibition dates: Januray 8 - February 27, 2005 An international touring exhibition. (2006 - 2008) Designer: Catrina Longmuir. Printed by Hemlock Printers Ltd

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Publisher: Presentation House Gallery
Publication Date: 2005

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