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Junkanoohakkamama: Send Me as You Spirit Healer (Smell), 2020




Chinese ink on archival paper, 8.5 x 11 inches (unframed) This is of a series of six drawings based on a performance I completed in 2018 under the same title. Initial drawings were created on a smaller scale and later developed into larger-sized drawings like these. In this performance work, I want the viewer to engage with re-experiencing their senses and to have a deeper appreciation for them. The idea is to have this be a group therapy where we celebrate our interdependence on each other and operate as one organism. In the performance, participants are initially prescribed a condition based on chance and later treated with objects and substances I’ve concocted. The most recent iteration of this performance work was featured in Smack Mellon's "Land Akin" curated by Gabriel de Guzman and held in February 2021. (See link on this page.) "In the performance JunkanooHakkaMama, created by Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, the artist and five other performers engaged in a ritualistic representation of the five senses. Drawing from her Jamaican background, and from her Afro-Caribbean and Chinese heritage, Lyn-Kee-Chow embodies the character of a healer who uses herbal remedies and other curative elements, attempting to overcome the trauma of colonial exploitation in order to reconnect the body with nature." Gabriel de Guzman

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11.00 x 8.50 x 0.25 in | 27.94 x 21.59 x 0.63 cm

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