Radio Tenthaus ep 114: Valerie Tee Lee
06/09/2022 20:00 – 23:00
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Valerie Tee Lee is an artist who uses text, textile, video, oral, and food material to embrace the practice of de-coloniality and feminist pedagogy.
She often write poems for my grandparents. While writing poems, she tried to extend the images and voices of her grandparents through words such as mine digger, rice fields and muddy yard.
Valerie felt those words navigate her to the sensation of gravity and let her bridge the forgotten territories (inter-generational bridging).
The sensation of loss and disconnection is the critical question. Since Valerie have been moving around East to West, North to South (vice-versa), her imagery map of the (un)belonging gets expanded as well as the rich recognition came from the fertile land where her ancestors had been practiced their care and life over the decades, not only at one regional area but also multiple and nameless colonial lands which let them be peasant and get subordinated by those lands.
This allows her to bridge and imagine her roots beyond the existed metric and geographical scale of map and time.
During the tenthaus radio program, Valerie will open up and share this imagery map through poem, a letter and her-stories.
Valerie Tee Lee (b. 1995, KR/BE) uses text, textile, video, oral and food material to embrace the practice of decoloniality and feminist pedagogy.
Recent research has been opening up (the notion of) mouth as a portal for intergenerational and communal healing. She graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie(Amsterdam) and currently based in Brussels.