This installation consisted of collected found objects from the artist's mother and grandmother, books from intersectional feminists and theorists, as well as handwritten exclamations of past traumas experienced by the artist.  Accompanied by both a live performance and its sculptural remnants, this installation attempts to grasps at the divide between the artists's identity and traumas they have had to come to terms with alone. Standing against the female traditions their mother had wanted for them, a life clean from struggle and abuse. 
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Dear Mother,
I hope you can understand why I had to do this. 
I could not help myself, you see the mess 
followed me into my fleshy home. 
Now I am tangled 
in it trying to remember how 
you taught me to cast off, let go. 
I’ve tried my best but by no means 
is it perfect.
Perhaps one day you will forgive me 
or maybe you already have…

Always yours,
T
sculptural remnants from an hour and forty minute long performance. Arm knitting latex cord
sculptural remnants from an hour and forty minute long performance. Arm knitting latex cord
sculptural remnants from an hour and forty minute long performance. Arm knitting latex cord
sculptural remnants from an hour and forty minute long performance. Arm knitting latex cord
sculptural remnants from an hour and forty minute long performance. Arm knitting latex cord
sculptural remnants from an hour and forty minute long performance. Arm knitting latex cord
sculptural remnants from an hour and forty minute long performance. Arm knitting latex cord
Collection of handmade books meditating on the artist's history with trauma and expectations.
Collection of texts from intersectional feminists the artist is researching for their MA thesis involving Othered Identities within Contemporary Exhaustive Performance.
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