James Marion Sims conducted gynecological experiments on enslaved black women without anesthesia. Activists in East Harlem orchestrated the removal of a statue of Sims from Central Park. Monuments to Sims remain on the capitol grounds of Alabama and South Carolina.
Excerpt from In Situ, two-channel video, 3:15 min, 2019
Installlation views from In Situ, the Sullivan Galleries, Chicago IL, 2019.
Curator: Tricia Van Eck
A Translucent Approach, by Casey Carsel, Fnews Magazine, June 2019.