20 North Main St (also enter on 224 Benefit Street) Providence, RI 02903

Open today 10 am–5 pm


Today is August 15, 2018. Open today 10 am–5 pm

Screening: Whose Name Was Writ in Water

March 4, 2018, 1 – 3 pm
Danforth Room
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Still from Whose Name War Writ in Water

2018 Artist Fellow Becci Davis presents a screening of Whose Name Was Writ in Water. This video is based on the notion that nature bears witness to history and holds the secrets to lost narratives of the past. The artist interrogates this history through an imagined conversation with her enslaved 4th great-grandmother. Water serves as the device that connects them through time and space. By questioning the past, the artist attempts to navigate the present through the exploration of landscapes, examination of old family snapshots, original and appropriated poetry, performance, and photography.

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

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