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Vodou and Video Games: Time for A Positive Possession

As it stands right now, Video Games have yet to have positive representation of vodou. If anything, the way Vodou has been represented in Video Games has caused more harm to it, leading to it being associated with drug use, the undead, and gang violence. A majority of this stems from the game series Saints […]



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Zonbi: A New Kind of Zombie Movie

Zombies have been a hot topic in the twenty-first century. They’ve made a name for themselves in pop culture. Zombies have been the subjects of popular movies including Night of the Living Dead and Zombieland as well as television series like The Walking Dead. Zombies have also been the theme of countless video games, such […]



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Boutey Gede and Bawon Samedi

Michael O’Dea Core-330-04 12/14/15 Boutey Gede and Bawon Samedi             In Haitian Vodou bottles represent many important facets of the religion as well as the culture. Bottles are containers by design and this literal function has been repurposed to embody many spiritual ideas. Bottles can serve as offerings to a specific deity, or Lwa, with […]



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Haitian Bottle Project for Ogoun

Patrick Lemay Boutey Offering for Ogoun–2015 Glass Bottle, Paint, Fabric, Cigars My bottle project is inspired by and dedicated to the Haitian Lwa, Ogoun. Ogoun is a national hero to Haiti, and is known as a powerful warrior for the early country.  The bottle represents his preferred colors (Blue and Red), his associated Veve, and […]



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Zonbi: Slavery, Rebellion & Graverobbers

                           I was inspired by Haitian artist Pascale Monnin’s Les Disparus du 12 01 2010 with the creation of this bottle. Her scratchy hand drawn lines, fragments of color and use of blank space are reminiscent throughout. In her essay titled, The Sorcerer’s Bottle, Elizabeth McAlister […]

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