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New spaces open up when you lose someone. A disappearance is the beginning of an emergence. Something falls apart and becomes something else. This is about mourning the loss of my nai nai (paternal grandmother in mandarin) and the spaces that have opened up during the process. Through personal experience and by mapping my psychogeography of Visättra, the place where I grew up with her, this work deals with the meaning of memories, places and materia; the translation between the immaterial and material things, and how to use them to tell stories in a larger narrative, such as placeness that is entangled with culture, identity and politics.

A dichotomy between wholeness and brokenness—from then to now and from there to here.

This spatial audio installation was shown at Konstfack spring exhibition 2022, where I worked with three elements as my carrier of memories—the dogs, the ground and the rock.


Zine: I am here, yet somewhere else

www.c-print.se/post/degree-exhibitions-season-konstfack

Mdf, styrofoam, plaster, rocks

Sound: Amina Hocine

Master project
2022





© Queenning Zhao 2022
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