Secret Garden

Dinkins, Stephanie

Secret Garden: an immersive web experience created by Stephanie Dinkins

Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2021

Step into a garden and encounter oral histories spanning generations of Black women. As you wander this spatialized floral estate, you will encounter African-American women with stories to tell: surviving a slave boat, growing up on a 1920s Black-owned farm, surviving 9/11, and an AI powered by Black women. Secret Garden reminds us that sharing and receiving stories is an act of resistance.

Secret Garden is the culmination of the Nokia Bell Labs Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) residency program that engages NEW INC alumni and Nokia Bell Labs researchers for a year-long collaboration to produce new works of art that are enabled by Nokia Bell Labs technology. Secret Garden is also commissioned by the Onassis Foundation Eureka Commissions, and is presented by NEW INC and ONX Studio.