Post-Part draws on the written works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Barbara Ehrenreich, as well as takes visual inspiration from the contemporary collage movement and the RGB innovation of the Italian design duo Carnovsky.
It reimagines a 19th century-style brocade wallpaper pattern incorporating a "hidden" collage narrative, combined with an immersive auditory score to bring to life the experience of Postpartum Mood Disorders.
Using testimonies gathered from Kitchener-Waterloo as well as international LGBTQIA+, Black, and Indigenous birthing parents, the installation presents an opportunity to question and reflect on how far we have come in supporting birthing people during the perinatal period.
We are thrilled to be partnering with the City of Kitchener to present Post-Part in May & June of 2021. We will be taking over downtown Kitchener window spaces to lead an outdoor walking exhibition which will lay the path for Waterloo Region’s first Climb Out of the Darkness Walk. This walk is part of an International Initiative created by Postpartum Support International that raises money for local Perinatal Mental Health Initiatives and aims to de-stigmatize Perinatal Mental Health Struggles.
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