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Katie Hargrave / Reading White Pines

Resistance is something elusive. With the exception of objects that make it into the historical record—photographs of protesters, rally posters, and organizations’ archives—the chain of events is sometimes lost, only to be reconstructed by the historical record. In Reading White Pines, I bring obscure pieces of the historical record to the surface, creating space for these small stories and images to interact with the present moment.

In a time where American history belongs to the right wing, what does it mean to give some of that history to like-minded people?In Reading White Pines, we get a glimpse of what might occur. I made replicas of 20 colonial flags, gave them to progressive folks, and asked them to document their interaction with them. This is the result.

 

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