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Creative Push


Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Personal, intimate storytelling is the central method by which birth stories are usually communicated, and though those stories rarely take concrete form, they are often very visual. Creative Push establishes a forum through which birth narratives can be shared more widely, and it works to develop such stories’ nascent visuality, collecting audio recordings in which women describe their experiences of labor and delivery, and making them available to visual artists. Presented alongside the artworks they inspire, the audio recordings spur much-needed conversations around pregnancy and birth and create meaningful dialogues between storytelling and visual art. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks. Visit Creative Push website


Date Range
2015 2017


Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Haller, Danite, Young, Angeline
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Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Dooley, Amy, Walsh, Hannah
Created Date
2015-06-20
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Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Marquis, Jessica, Couch, Heather
Created Date
2015-06-24

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Maddox, Aqueela
Created Date
2016-05-16

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Valentin, Sandy
Created Date
2016-05-17

Birthstory Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
King, Richelle
Created Date
2016-06-16

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Reed, Darleen
Created Date
2016-06-15

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
O'Connell, Danielle
Created Date
2016-06-15

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
O'Connell, Melissa
Created Date
2016-05-24

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Jones, Marsha

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Vigil, Shay
Created Date
2016-05-28

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Spicer, Cynthia
Created Date
2016-06-21
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Group Exhibition Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Bugg, Peter
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Site Specific Exhibition Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Bugg, Peter

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Rena, Rena

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Todacheenie, Romona

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Martinez, Joelene
Created Date
2016-12-16

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Gallegas, Delfina
Created Date
2016-12-15

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Lucero, Marie
Created Date
2016-12-15

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Peralta, Jamie
Created Date
2016-12-15

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Gachupin, Elena
Created Date
2016-12-15

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Toya, Geraldine
Created Date
2016-12-17

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Romero, Georgia
Created Date
2016-12-15

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Freisinger, Margaret
Created Date
2016-12-18

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Anonymous, Anonymous
Created Date
2016-12-15

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Tullie, Jennifer
Created Date
2016-12-16

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Sena, Tanya M.
Created Date
2016-12-19

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Gonzales, Nicolle L.
Created Date
2016-12-17

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Silva, Gabriela M.
Created Date
2016-12-19

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Bird, Amanda
Created Date
2016-12-16

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Abeita, Mary
Created Date
2016-12-16

In commemoration of Mother’s Day, the Heard partnered with Creative Push, a multimedia art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Our Creation Stories is a short film featuring five Native women from across the Southwest sharing their stories of the changing history, culture, and traditions of birth. A moderated panel discussion followed with Nicolle Gonzales, founder of the Changing Woman Initiative and a certified nurse-midwife, Renee Dennison, artist, and Patrisia Gonzales PhD., author of Red Medicine: Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing.

Contributors
Solis, Forrest, Dennison, Renee, Czajkowski, Ashley
Created Date
2017-05-03
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Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Barr, Stacy, Lisa, Hoffner
Created Date
2015-06-17
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Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Solis, Forrest, Solis, Forrest
Created Date
2015-08-11
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Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Miner, Heather, Hood, Mary
Created Date
2015-06-18

Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Mulvanny, Lainie, Czajkowski, Ashley
Created Date
2015-06-13

Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Anonymous
Created Date
2015-06-16

Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Kwan, Laurinda
Created Date
2015-06-19

Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Potter, Elaine, Nemitz, Ronna
Created Date
2015-06-20
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Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Boyle, Yeo Gin, Rowland, Sarah
Created Date
2015-06-20

Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
VanCamp, Hazel
Created Date
2015-07-15

Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Spresser, Jan
Created Date
2015-06-22
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Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Fox, Anna, Das, Swapna
Created Date
2015-06-24

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Brennan, Catherine
Created Date
2015-06-24
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Birth Story. Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Sussman Susser, Deborah, Godreau, Dani
Created Date
2015-08-07

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Sly, Kara
Created Date
2015-06-24

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Wright, Tina
Created Date
2015-07-24
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Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Tara, Guthrie, Ingraham, Linda
Created Date
2015-08-16

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Walsh, Kathleen
Created Date
2015-08-12

Birth Story Creative Push is a multimedia visual art and oral history project that focuses on the most formative of human experiences: birth. Creative Push is a means to collect, transform, display, and circulate birth stories and artworks.

Contributors
Parsons Casco, Bianca
Created Date
2015-08-13