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August 25 - October 20, 2023

Searching for Mother Tongues

Ada Pinkston

Part of Artist-in-Residence

Searching for Mother Tongues
Searching for Mother Tongues
Searching for Mother Tongues

It is 2023. Black women are still more likely to die from child birth in the United States. You are still here. We are still here. We are survivors.

Over the course of one week, Ada Pinkston heard the child birth stories of eight Black women in Cleveland in exchange for free holistic health care. These stories were translated into abstract textiles and edited into a sound installation.

Through the use of textiles, paint, sound, and clay, Ada Pinkston's work is an abstract interpretation of Black women's voice. In this assemblage, scientific renderings of women’s reproductive organs are juxtaposed alongside African mythological figures of femininity and fertility. The work aims at rendering a world where the voices of Black women are honored and revered as sacred.

About the Artist

Ada Pinkston

Ada Pinkston is a multimedia artist, educator, and cultural organizer living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Her work has been featured at a variety of spaces including The Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Walters Art Museum, The Peale Museum, Transmodern Performance Festival, P.S.1, The... go to artist page

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