I Am On Musqueam Land
24 in x 20 in
Silver gelatin prints
Drawing on varying notions of ‘ghosts,’ these self-portraits were made in Vancouver, British Columbia, which sits on traditional, unceded Musqueam territory. This location, with its connection to the Pacific, calls to mind the Cantonese phrase - gwai lo - referring to foreigners or tourists, or ‘the white man’ or ‘foreign devil.’
Exploring the notion of invisibility that simultaneously leads to heightened visibility, veiling as an obstacle to sight, power and authority simultaneously adds to the construction of femininity in a patriarchal order.