Testament of Hope and Failure

  • Netherlands Antilles
  • 2017

Twelve monitors, placed horizontally and vertically, form an altarpiece with two saints looking on. They show the attempts, illusions and failures of one figure, who presents himself as holy man, hero and the hope of his fellows and has even started believing that himself. Pride obscures his view of reality, as a result of which he underestimates his fellows, but also ignores them. In the end, he ends up the focus of attention himself. This work is part of the series You’re OK for a Black Fellow
Tirzo Martha investigates and comments on social and political shortcomings in the Curaçaoan and Caribbean community. He not only focuses on his social and political commitment in his own work, but also beyond. With the Institute IBB (Instituto Buena Bista), co-founded with artist David Bade, he offers a preliminary education to young people who want a creative career. It is an expression of the practical idealism with which he hopes to realise positive changes.

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Tirzo Martha
Country of production
Netherlands Antilles
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Tirzo Martha