Pamela Council

Red Drink: A Blaxidermy Juneteenth Offering

Red drinks are popular throughout the Black Atlantic ̶ in the form of sorel, Agua De Jamaica, Bissop, Cheerwine, Kool-Aid, and Texas’ own Big Red Soda ̶ and are a traditional celebratory beverage of Juneteenth. In soda form, they are also a fantastic contributor to the Diabetes plague that impacts so many Americans. As an offering to the ancestors and an attraction to the public this summer, Council will create an architectural fountain filled with Red Drink. On hot, sticky summer days, Council will place the fountain in a public space in Galveston, where she will host performances and provide cups that are printed with pertinent information about freedom, history, and red drink.