Performing healing:
rituals & repetition

a thesis show by Diana Chen 

All the teas I drink consistently (2020); egg carton, printed labels, assorted tea leaves 8.3 x 11.5 in

4:1 (2020); used packaging material, graph paper, anchovies, chaga mushroom chunk 5.5 x 13.4 in

Morning Routine (2020); single channel video; cooking pot, water, grid paper, black marker, ruler, Korean medicinal tea ingredients--pear, ginseng, licorice root, cinnamon, red date, milk vetch root,  ginko, dried chestnuts, Korean angelica root  

Recollections (2020); handmade washi paper, Kraft paper tape labels, found objects 21 x 28 in

Cleansing (2020); single channel video; sink, water, matchboxes, found objects

studio icons (2020); handmade washi paper, cockroaches, matchboxes, 


Family Altar (2020); candles, table mats, lotus plates, cast of Meher Baba’s hand, Buddha statue, Greek Orthodox triptych, handmade washi paper, cockroaches, matchboxes

diorama (2019); photocopy paper, matchboxes 42.5 x 46 in

Freeform Grid (2020); handmade washi paper, household matchbox, red thread, mirror, bumblebee 8.3 x 10 in

Submerged (2020); single channel video; bathtub, water, compartmentalized collection box, jingle shells, Kiehl’s lavender bubble bath

stationary no. 1 & 2 (2020); used packaging material, jingle shells 9.5 x 14.5 in (each)

Retracing (2020); single channel video; black ink, agenda paper

shadow rest (2020); installation; fiber, batik & textured washi paper, blankets, straw pillow, cloth pillow, Korean heated stone mattress, house slippers,  bag of chaga mushrooms, tea thermos, pills, glass of water, serving tray