There's a powerful new mural in New York City: at 22 East 2nd Street in Lower Manhattan, seven mothers are painted in front of bold, colorful stripes. These are all mothers whose sons have been killed by violence from the state.
For weeks, a flat panel screen in Minneapolis’ Third Place Gallery showed projections from Allison Bollah’s video project Tell Me About Your Mother. There is no speech, no music or sound, merely images of people responding to the phrase “tell me about your mother” and other personal questions. Every bite of the lip and glance sideways reveals each person’s intimate story.