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A young light-skinned Black woman wearing a pink plaid coat, jeans and a large necklace made of shells. This woman has her hair in two buns. To the right of her is a Black woman wearing a purple outfit that covers her head. Behind and surrounding the women are a collage of cotton, purple flowers, and okra.

Secret Garden (Detail 2)

Stephanie Dinkins

Three-channel video installation -- projectors, interactive 6 channel audio system, depth cameras, computers, 2021

As visitors move about the space they encounter women with stories to tell: surviving a slave boat, growing up on a 1920s Black-owned farm, surviving 9/11, and embodying an AI powered by African American women. The more intently they listen the more is revealed. Secret Garden reminds us that sharing and receiving stories is an act of resistance.

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