Performances for my mom

 

Awaiting Orchid (2019)

Awaiting Orchid  is a metaphor for the digital relationship between my mother– Lan Huong (Orchid Scent)– and I. An orchid is streamed over the monitor as it slowly wilts over the course of a month. Visitors are invited to sit at the dinner table and eat dried fish and rice as they watch a silent moment in the orchids’ life.

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Meet Me Between the Mortars and Borders (2017)

Meet Me Between the Mortars and Borders criticizes nationalism as a tools for dehumanization. Viewers are asked to throw and destroy sculptures of Uncle Hôm — an absurd amalgamation of nationalistic icons Hô Chí Minh and Uncle Sam, while  the artist explains his relationship with his mother as an immigrant.

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