Michelle Piergoelam: The Untangled Tales

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Er tin tin, sigri tin tin…
Once upon a time, long ago… Tales were told that everyone could hear, but not everyone could understand. Numerous stories tell about the mythical spider Anansi who had to deal with a tiger who tried to make his life miserable. Although the spider was physically weaker, it was often able to defeat the tiger with its cleverness and cunning. Is it really just a myth? These stories, passed down from Africa to Suriname, and from generation to generation, enabled slaves to share their thoughts without the slaveholder knowing what was actually meant.

In a similar way, the Angisa’s worn by women were not only beautiful headkerchiefs: their intricate folds contained hidden stories and wisdoms that could only be read by those who had learned to.

Through memories and imagination, ‘The untangled tales’ visualizes the stories of the Anansi storytellers and the Angisa-folders, and the ways in which these traditions allow us to glimpse at the years of slavery.

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title

The Untangled Tales

photographer

Michelle Piergoelam

text

Wijnand Stomp & Jane Stjeward-Schubert

design

Sybren Kuiper

publisher

Michelle Piergoelam

year

2020

binding

11 fold-outs in a folder (see embedded video)

size

22,5 x 30,5 cm

language

English

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