Memories of Cardamom

 

Memories of Cardamom is a collaborative, multi channel video installation. I worked with one of my oldest friends to help her tell her story. Reji was raised in Wisconsin, but she was born in India. She was found in a cardamom spice field and brought to an orphanage where she was adopted by an American family at the age of three. In Memories of Cardamom Reji tells her story and expresses her complex questions regarding her history, upbringing and various identities. Memories of Cardamom was presented at an international conference on ethnography, visual studies, and social theory in Pisa, Italy in the summer of 2010.