This project is an intensive investigation of borders and cartography as technologies of colonization, nation-building, and ethnic divisions. This multi-part installation functions as an archive that makes transnational connections between nations that have been partitioned in the 20th century.
This installation is comprised of five parts. The first four consist of sculptural renditions of playing Ring-a-ring-a-roses, flying kites, playing a game of Parcheesi, and playing a game of chess. These games are cross-cultural motifs that highlight commonalities between the nations, and allow the viewer to engage with large transnational histories from a personal and individual location.
The fifth part is a multi-layered soundscape that further mines the charged tensions between the intimate and the national.