Andrea Chung


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My practice is an exploration into the relationships between materials, locations, and cultural processes. I focus primarily on island nations in the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and I am interested in labor and its complicated relationships with cultures descending from people who were coerced into inhospitable colonial workforces. I make work that incorporates materials that are either significant to those cultures and their labor or that signify broader themes of labor and migration. I believe that I must include within my work an element of my own labor. It is not my intention to compare or equate my labor with the subjects of my pieces. Rather, I find that if I make a conscious decision to use a laborious process, such as casting objects in molten sugar, my labor itself becomes a medium.

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