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Where're you from?
Video, flour, curry powder, and saliva
7 mins 19 secs
2016

In this film, I dip and bob between three glass mixing bowls, blending food matter with my mouth as the mixing tool. The matter that is meant to represent two distinct aspects of my ethnic origins, flour and curry powder, gets mixed and blended only to be pushed back out into an excrement-like muck. I am considering not only the discomfort of racialisation, but also the absurd ways it is pervasively upheld in Western culture.

In 'Where're you from?', I explore how reductive relationships between people and food, as well as food and geography, occur in Western culture. This is rooted in racialised conceptions of the body and is an extension of colonial commodification of culture.