My favour Chinese New Year Snack 我最愛的農曆新年小吃


This work was an installation with an audio component. It explored my relation with my grandmother as well as with the culture that buried with her as the place I called home modernized and westernized. The relation was recalled through a tedious process of making a Chinese New Year snack, Chiem Yuong — a tiny sugar coated fried dough that resembles a silk worm pupa.

My reflection of our relationship was captured in a softly spoken narrative, which would gently play into a dimly lit space when the motion sensor was activated. The deep-fried “pupae” were scattered all over the place, leaving only the rim as a foot-path. In the center, were the tools and materials for making these “pupae”. 

The Narration (text)

 

 

 

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