Let Down Reflex, 2023

Can be viewed as a single channel video for monitor or projection.
I’d likely make a shorter cut for the group show.

Let Down Reflex explores the history of breastfeeding as it has been narrativized, advertised, and pathologized for Black mothers in America. It features the personal testimony of my relatives, set to a soundtrack based on the African-American lullaby  “All the Pretty Little Horses.”
The video includes interviews with my mother, sister, and niece. It was originally commissioned by Wellcome Collection for “Milk” exhibition.

In May 2023 a non-narrative version of the work was installed in Times Square as a part of their “Midnight Moment” program.

Past iterations of the work:

image credit: Milk, Wellcome Collection / Steven Pocock, 2023