Working Toward Suzanne: A Conversation between Terri Francis and Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich

Putting form and process at the center, the academic Terri Francis and artist Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich discuss Martinican writer Suzanne Césaire’s creative possibilities and intellectual production during the early 1940s. Francis interviews Hunt-Ehrlich about her research, her vision for the construction and experience of Too Bright to See (Part I) at PAMM, and her overall creative approach—especially her collaboration with French actress Zita Hanrot. The conversation was transatlantic, taking place over Zoom, between Paris and New York, highlighting the international links between Martinique, the United States, and France that shape this installation and the intellectual landscape from which it arises.