Sifting Shimmers

Sifting Shimmers is an interdisciplinary body of work that explores the familial order of context of the normative, food traditions, and labor dynamics in domestic space. Making and eating traditions nourish our bodies and connect us to our families and histories. Using my family culinary traditions as a starting point, I investigate the inherent complexities and fragility of familial structures framed by the promise of

happiness. Pointing to the visceral forces beneath and alongside a generational language my interest lies in what remains unrealized, unspoken, only to reappear again.

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Feeder, Performance 2012

explores ideas of family and the conditioned promise of happiness through a mothers’ eulogy. Her devotion through culinary traditions suggests both a utopic sentimentality and a conditioned ideology of female virtuosity upheld by loyalty and service to others. The forceful act of feeding the passive character presents an uncomfortabletension in contrast to the virtues recited.