Paradise II (Flooding)

2021
Performance

On view
New Narratives: Intergenerational Storytelling, Pao Arts Center, Boston, MA
Paradise I (Flooding) is a performance created in my room during the second wave of COVID-19 lockdowns in the U.S. and after the shooting spree in three spas around Atlanta, GA, on March 16, 2021. Toni Morrison wrote: “All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” In washing a pair of house slippers from a porcelain bowl, this piece meditates on the labor that immigrants perform to maintain their objects of everyday life and, by extension, their memories of being. Altogether, the series meditates on the visible and invisible labor of care and the intimate politics of bodies in spaces hidden from public view.

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