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Dinner at Home
2008-2010
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I-Hua LEE
Dinner at Home
2008-2010
Video Installation , , Furnitures
Dinner at Home
2008-2010
Video Installation , , Furnitures
Dinner at Home
2008-2010
Video Installation , , Furnitures
Dinner at Home
2008-2010
Video Installation , , Furnitures
Dinner at Home
2008-2010
Video Installation , , Furnitures
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My mother is an overseas Chinese who grew up in Vietnam. When she turned 19, she went to Taiwan to attend college, and never went back to Vietnam because of the war, which happened right after she left Saigon.

I invited my mother to visit Vietnam with me in the summer of 2007. It was 34 years after her departure.I was assuming that for most people away from home, returning would be something joyous. However, for my mother, it wasn’t. My mother did not recognize anything in Vietnam. The only thing she remembered was the food. Food became the only thing that meant “home” to her.

This piece represents my search for my mother’s history and memory. And how memory can be sealed and fade slowly. I am creating images of my mother’s memory, where there are so few.As with memory, the fresh food will decay eventually. This is the way I chose to tell a poignant story about my mother.

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I-Hua Lee is a curator and visual artist from Taiwan. She holds a master’s degree in Studio Art: Art in Media from New York University. Lee currently works as the Director of Coretronic Culture and Arts Foundation. She was a project manager at art ...
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KEYWORDS
I-Hua LEE, 2010-2011, Photographic Art , Performance Art
I-Hua LEE, 2007, Installation Art , Video Art
I-Hua LEE, 2011, Installation Art
I-Hua LEE, 2012, Installation Art
I-Hua LEE, 2013-2014, Photographic Art
I-Hua LEE, 2011, Installation Art
I-Hua LEE, 2015-2016, Photographic Art