Red Tent Stories is a collaboration to collect conversations, stories and anecdotes about womxnhood that can be told anonymously. The movement originated from menstrual huts where womxn would go to bleed directly onto the earth. Since then Red Tents have been reimagined in different ways for generations.
This installation space takes the shape and form similar to a polytunnel where plants are incubated and grown. It is a place for tending to thoughts, ideas & nurturing the self.
The tunnel shape also mimics the cervical canal, encouraging a flow of energy when passing through from one point to the next. It is a multipurpose space for shelter, comfort, contemplation as well as discussion, activation and realisation. A non-judgemental space to generate womxn led conversations about what it means to be a womxn past, present & future.
Linney and Whittle have created a physical safe space inspired from the stories of the Girl Gang community to the question: How does it feel to wear red? The responses have been hand embroidered rawly into the clothing on the exterior of the tent.