Ancestral Rice Magic (2023)
Single-channel video, 16mm film transferred to digital, stereo sound, 2 minutes
Bamboo, abaca fiber, rattan cane webbing, mild steel, cushions, glue, and construction plywood
2m x 2m x 3m
How can attunement to food help us re/imagine our relationship with the land and the world around us? Ancestral Rice Magic takes the spiritual connectedness with rice from the Philippines as a point of departure. Situating food as a site for [dis]alienation and collaborative entanglement, the audiovisual installation offers a vessel for thinking-feeling practice - space for encountering alternative ways of knowing and understanding food.