Portfolio - Midnight at the Crossroads
Cristina de Middel
Cristina De Middel and Bruno Morais’s collaborative project redefines clichéd representations of African spirituality.
Èsù is a presence, referenced frequently in African spirituality, which fulfills the role of divine messenger, a force or power that that acts as a translator between the language of humans and that of nature. Harnessing the symbolism of Èsù, which is said to control life’s movement, Cristina de Middel and her husband and collaborator, the artist Bruno Morais, explored the roots and representation of African spirituality through four strategic shores: Benin, Cuba, Brazil, and Haiti.