DO KRE I S / Arebò

the magazine of Creole cultures

In the 3rd issue of DO KRE IS, the Haitian review of Creole cultures, we proposed to our contributors to investigate the MARGIN, this space-barometer which, better than the center, informs on the temperature and the future of a society ; this field where the rejection of standards shines; where rupture and insolence have the right to the city. This issue, like the previous ones, is littered with illustrations, poetry, and articles that explore the rich complexity of the MARGIN.

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Firelei Bàez, Patterns of Resistance, 2015, acrylique et crayon sur papier, 231,14 x 259,08 cm, image courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York, Photographer’s © Studio Lhooq

DO KRE I S wants to be a platform allowing the creators and scientists of the Creole cultures to look at themselves, to discover themselves singular or similar, therefore human. Like the game of throwing and catching a bones by aligning and blindly picking up four other bones thrown like dice on the ground, we offer the reader a path, the skeleton of the magazine.

DO: like dominoes. Game of ideas that follow each other logically. Here, the real explored (observed, experienced), spread on the back in articles that offer a journey through contemporary art in Haiti. First the question of discursive authority over this art, then the exploration of certain movements like Atis Rezistans, marvelous realism ...

KRE: because you have to dig to create, even from a vacuum, a hollow. There, invitation to travel to the end of the imagination, where reality loses ground and explodes into new humanities in works of fiction from around the world. Here and there a few articles for a new contemporary cosmogony which better values ​​"this bond of blood, kinship and energy" which haunts the Center and the periphery, the cities and the countries-outside, bond which one could find also between the developed countries and the so-called developing countries, North and South, for a new definition of the geopolitics of the world in order to get out of the chaos.

I: as in Illustres. Portraits and interviews of Creole personalities, each more illustrious than the other: Antonio Joseph, the first student of the mythical Art Center of Port-au-Prince; Tessa Mars, master of Mix Media; Mélanie Pérès, new Mauritian voice; Yannick Durhone, street art as a way to appreciate the place we live in; Amanacer, haunted by Agwe. And as the small brewers of the city are often more famous than the big ones, Kolektif 2D shows very clear photos of our compatriots buscando la vida in the Dominican Republic, like what between leaving and staying: problems.

S: as a plural mark in many languages. Because we are legion and it takes a bit of everything to make a world, you will find reading notes, travel accounts, reports of events carried out in Creole-speaking regions of the world, works on Creoles and their expressions, etc. If the voice of Karl Bègue rises for a Creole poetry in Reunion, in Haiti that of Manno Ejèn tries to define its coiled contours ...

DO KRE I S, the four sides of the ossicle around which the member of most four-legged mammals flexes and extends. DO KRE I S, international organ that hinges on Creole cultures.

Creole bears witness to human condition in its own way. Let's listen to it.

Evains Wêche