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Collega and AMAKABA present The Birthkeeper Altar with works by Lea Gulditte Hestelund, Nanna Lysholt, Olga Ravn and Tabita Rezaire. The Birthkeeper Altar is organised in collaboration with AMAKABA, an art space in French Guiana run by artist Tabita Rezaire, who has transformed Collega into a “doula centre” for the duration of the exhibition.
The term “doula” has its origins in the ancient Greek word “doule” or servant-woman. In modern times it refers to a person who is trained to provide information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and after childbirth. However, doulas can also be trained to assist with various life transitions, including death, gender transition, first period, and menopause. In recent years, there has been an increase in the utilisation of doulas during childbirth in Denmark, mostly among the privileged few. This rise in popularity can be attributed to ongoing budget cuts faced by Danish hospitals since 2002, with doulas stepping in to do the care work that the hospital system is sometimes unable to deliver.
Collega and AMAKABA present workshops by artist and doula Nanna Lysholt, an installation by Lea Gulditte Hestelund and author Olga Ravn and additionally a video work by Rezaire. The Birthkeeper Altar is a celebration of those who commit to assisting and supporting women in labour — doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, friends and co-parents bringing attention to the historical and cultural context surrounding childbirth.
Dette indhold er produceret i samarbejde med et udstillingssted som en del af udstillingstedets Artguide-abonnement hos kunsten.nu.
Kunsten.nus uafhængige redaktion har intet at gøre med indholdet.