This collaborative performance by Cathy Hsiao and Lakshmi Ramgopal is based on their collective interest in re-figuring the cultural archive. Incorporating the song of a Tamil lullaby passed down through generations and a mother’s Buddhist prayer necklace transformed into a sound sculpture, this ritual performance cites the artists’ personal pasts and the larger historical-cultural contexts that shaped their familial trajectories. Using memory and history, Hsiao and Ramgopal fluidly access tradition as a narrative and formal device for this sound-based performance.
Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 3:00pm
DePaul Art Museum
935 W Fullerton Ave