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Melting Pot: Casting a Caribbean Chinese Body

Lue Chee Kong, Joshua (2020) Melting Pot: Casting a Caribbean Chinese Body. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Lue Chee Kong, Joshua
Abstract:

In Melting Pot: Casting a Caribbean Chinese Body, I use the conceptual framework of creolization to interrogate the representation of becoming and being Trinidadian-Chinese-Hakka. This is a fluid identity that inhabits and flows within the hyphens between cultures, through the construction of my memories, fantasy, narrative and myth of family dinners, childhood memories behind the shop counter and the voices of my ancestors. As an artist, I explore these ideas of translation and transculturation through my art practice of bronze casting, mould-making, 3D printing. Melting Pot highlights the autobiographical qualities of wax, resin and bronze in expressing the entanglement of the Chinese body within the Caribbean.

Date: 7 May 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creolization, Caribbean, Hakka, Chinese, Diaspora, Sculpture, Bronze, 3D Printing
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 10 May 2020 02:38
Last Modified: 10 May 2020 02:38
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2970

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