In this addition to The Hand-Off series, artist Teena Wilder explores themes of stillness, blackness, and healing while reflecting on the adoption of complex familial narratives as forms of survival. This essay is Wilder’s second work titled “Things I Took From My Father”; Wilder’s performance with the same name can be viewed here.
Teena Wilder is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Madison, Wisconsin. Teena was raised in rural Summerton, South Carolina, and received their BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in New Studio Practice with minors in both Humanities and Art History.
We launched The Bunker Projects Review as a platform to engage in conversations about contemporary art centered on the contributions of our exhibiting & resident artists to the field.
The Review is a collection of work by artists and writers commissioned by Bunker Projects aimed at investigating the vision and significance of art presented and produced at the space.
We seek to situate works in the context of contemporary art, expand upon the vision of artist, provide context to audiences, offer an interpretation, and create space for questions and generate discussions.