A Counter-Monument F.U.B.U.
Recently, Artist Fellow Becci Davis, engaged in interventions across the state of Georgia where she lived at different periods of her life. Each city still hosts at least one Confederate monument in a public space protected by state law. Davis is creating multimedia installations about the experience titled In the Shadow of Dixie and drawing attention to the role of Southern women in funding and establishing these Confederate monuments through grassroots organizing.
In the Shadow of Dixie also emphasizes the lack of monuments, traditions, or official days of remembrance for the black Americans that Confederates who are honored by statues and obelisks sought to keep enslaved. Davis constructs counter-monuments to the labor of her ancestors by holding space in the Museum to create embroidered textiles.
In different galleries, Davis embroiders handmade, cotton tablecloths and sets of napkins with text. The sewn narrative documents the origin of the Confederate monuments she encountered and references the legacy and intimacy of inherited racism.
Davis will also share her project in the galleries on October 18.
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