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“Mother’s Hands” is a video installation that explores from the position of a second generation immigrant, the complexities around Southeast-Asian & Western expectations and family values. By centralizing the Chosen shrine and intimate conversations with her mother, Hoài sets out to unpack her own identity and the ways one can bridge different cultural worlds, generations and norms. “Mother’s hands“ is a quest for belonging, acceptance and intergenerational understanding between a mother and daughter. As a site for portable roots, the installation functions as a shrine to honor the ancestors.The shrine not only symbolizes the believe in acknowledging the not living, but also echoes the notion of “moral debt to our grandparents” and the organization of the patriarchal, heteronormative and conservative societies that Hoài questions with “Mother’s Hands“.
Artist Biography Lê Thị Hoài is a Czech-Vietnamese typesetter of books, capturer of image/video, attempter of installation and watcher of tutorials to learn more. She studied journalism and graphic design in Prague and she is finishing at Design Department at Sandberg Instituut.
Hoàng Thị Huyền, people from SAPA market in Prague, Ondřej Trhoň, Petra Loulová, Tina Bastajian, Amy Suo Wu, friends and tutors from Design Department of Sandberg Instituut