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Portrait of grandma

2016.3  | Individual work

Cooker, Arduino, Projector, Max/MSP, Mist Maker

Process of making

Portrait of grandma is a readymade interactive installation that to honor the great dedications that my grandma has been giving to our family over her life and to all the women that have given up their time to sustain their family.

Ever since I started to know things, I remember my grandma will cook for dinners whenever there is a holiday to our entire family. Usually she prepared days to offer us a great dinner. Until one day I noticed she is really aging up over these years, I realized all these efforts she has generously given to her family is probably the main reason she become older. She enjoys it, but still I feel guilty about it.

The sound of this installation is recorded from my grandma singing a Chinese country song.

As you transit the mode of this cooker from Keep Warm to High, grandma’s voice changes from normal to old and raspy, and cough more.