On Friday, April 9, 2010, Tirzo Martha will be performing the first installment of his history-making performance art series – Captain Caribbean – at the National Heroes’ Park at 10am.
Tirzo Martha is one of the founders of the Instituto Buena Bista, Curacao’s Center of Contemporary Art and is currently the Director of International Programming. He is an internationally renowned artist.
Captain Caribbean involves a character dressed with a KFC bucket on his head, complete with dashiki and machete (see picture above). Students of the Edna Manley College will act as his sidekick – Knockoff. Captain Caribbean seeks to humorously confront the issues of our ‘recycled colonialism’ in Tirzo’s words. Captain Caribbean is a series meant to confront the issues of poverty, inferiority complex and corruption.
Tirzo Martha is in Jamaica as part of the Residencies@ROKTOWA program. ROKTOWA is an art collective based in downtown Kingston -committed to the regeneration of and the realization of the artistic potential of downtown Kingston and its residents. ROKTOWA is hosting a residency program for Caribbean artists – Residencies@ROKTOWA. For the months of April to June, ROKTOWA will host Tirzo Martha along with approximately 11 Haitian artists.