Post-Part

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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.

Wallpaper in natural lightWallpaper in blue lightPhotograph by Melanie Gordon

Post-Part's Kitchener exhibition provides a walking path for Climb Out of the Darkness — Waterloo Region, an International fundraising initiative created by Postpartum Support International. This year marks Waterloo Region's first Climb, and will be raising funds to support providing training scholarships to local Mental Health agencies and family support organizations to receive Perinatal Mental Health Training.

Post-Part is thrilled join as Curatorial Partner for CAFKA Biennials 2021 summer series Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost.

Exhibition Location & Partners

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  1. Abrosia Corner Bakery
  2. Encompass Health
  3. Benton Street Parking Garage, at the corer of Charles Street
  4. Schneider Haus National Historic Site
* we acknowledge that the Post-Part exhibition will be situated on land that is the traditional home of the Neutral, Haudenosaunee (Ho-deh-no-show-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-nah-bay) Peoples. We extend our respect to all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples for their past and present contributions to this land.

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Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of the Kitchener exhibition of Post-Part

Awesome Without BordersSHORE CentreLisette Weber, Postpartum DoulaCity of KitchenerCanadian Perinatal Mental Health TrainingsBreastfeeding BuddiesMBOA

Further Thanks

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