My work examines the process of coping and caregiving for a parent’s illness from a young age to adulthood. I am recalling a time of my life when my mother was not suffering from multiple sclerosis and running a video store in the early 1990s. By excavating material from VHS cassettes, I discuss how we process information, nostalgia, and memory by creating delicate quilts from films of my childhood.
By disrupting the film sequence, I cut the magnetic tape and reassemble the film using clear adhesive tape creating a new narrative about my mother. I protect and care for them; extending their life while staying authentic to fixing broken cassettes.