Created during a year of cross-border conversation on their specific relationships to land and belonging, Jérôme Havre, Cauleen Smith, and Camille Turner collaborated on a new short film, Triangle Trade, that was presented at Gallery TPW in the fall of 2017. The film features three puppets avatars and three distinct worlds that were created by each of the artists to represent themselves. Animated by the artists and the film crew, the puppets navigate their distinctive worlds that at once isolate them and offer them the possibility of transformative connection. As the puppets move through their respective landscapes, Havre, Smith, and Turner’s puppets reflect on blackness as a state of becoming, a mode of experience that reaches simultaneously into multiple futures and histories.

 

Photography by Alyssa Bistonath