This is 3.5 minute video documentation of a 1.5hr performance.
Inspired by a scene in Maxine Hong Kingston’s novel "The Woman Warrior", my performance includes inscriptions written onto my back and the gesture of washing away these moments. Text pulled from my family’s memories and histories related to Cambodia are inscribed onto my back. As a result of the act, ink and water drips onto my body and stains the dress. When the gestures end and the body leaves the installation, detached roots, a disembodied dress, and faint traces of a performed history remain.