Negotiation

2017

red ink paste on white dress shirts, plastic

37 x 25 x 1.5 in.

Featuring white dress shirts repeatedly stained red, a color of authority, with my name seal, Negotiation addresses the personal struggles of being seen as perpetually ‘foreign’ both at home and abroad. Repeatedly branding such a seemingly mundane item of clothing—one whose history is inextricable from colonialism––became a way to reclaim my own Taiwanese-American identity.