Michael Bertiaux: VUDU CARTOGRAPHY Deluxe Edition
Deluxe Edition 2010 176pp Fulgur Landscape hardback. Illustrated in colour throughout. Half brown Morocco. Bevelled edges. NM in NM dustwrapper, housed in cloth slipcase with blind embossed image to front.
Ltd. Ed. 47/88, signed by author on first page. Vudu Cartography explores the mysteries of ‘Les Vudu’ through chants, oracles, seances and a symbolic system of images – all connected by a descriptive narrative which leads us, like a dusty highway, through the shimmering Haitian landscape.
Drawn from his rich experiences in Haiti, Bertiaux’s own evocative voudon art brut creates a map for those regions of invisible power, giving the reader strange ingress to the ‘mysteries and hiddenesses of an exotic theology, with its spiritist twists and turns and esoteric spaces.’