Doreen Garner: Teaching History by Sculpting Experience

Date: March 2018
Skills: Editing
Client: Art21

Pulling directly from raw transcripts, I excerpted and edited this previously unpublished text from director Brian Redondo’s interviews with artist Doreen Garner in the course of creating the Art21 New York Close Up film, “Doreen Garner Sculpts Our Trauma.”


Doreen Garner shares the motivation driving her sculptural practice: to educate viewers about suppressed racist histories. Her recent project at Pioneer Works forced viewers to confront the horrific practices of J. Marion Sims, long celebrated as the “father of modern gynecology” despite the fact that he regularly operated on enslaved Black women without anesthesia or their consent.

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