Aid for USA and Canada, is a collaborative project that confronts notions of agency and exchange in the 2011 globalized economy. During a residency preceding the Biennale, artist Allison Rowe ambled the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince asking Haitians to donate objects or audio to the citizens of Canada and the United States. The collected items ranged from audio histories and sculpture to trash, pleas for assistance and recipes. All donated aid objects were presented at the 2011 Ghetto Biennale and will be exhibited alongside over a dozen audio donations during upcoming exhibitions in North America.
Photograph by Larissa Issler