RANTRE ("to enter" in Haitian Creole) is a 5-channel video performance piece in which I repeat the words "Mwen se Ayisyen" (translation: "I am Haitian"). RANTRE is reclaiming for myself or anyone who has been excluded from the Haitian narrative because of their skin color, religion, and/or multi-cultural background every element that makes up the Haitian identity. The proclamation "Mwen Se Ayisyen" happens in a void, into nothingness where some may or may not hear this exclamation. Does that matter? The film is a liberation yell showing that being a Haitian is limitless and is not confined by one representation.
Mwen Se Ayisyen! Eske ou Ayisyen?