My late grandmother left me her mooncake mold and I’ve never once looked at it as a cooking utensil because it is such a beautiful functional sculpture. It tells a story about festivity, culture, community, reunion, identity, family gatherings, mythology and many more auspicious beliefs.
During my residency at Fremantle Art Centre, I will be investigating ways to explore mold making and/or replicating the mooncake molds and/or reinterpret my own mooncake mold with my immigrant identity (and including other playful experimentations with paper). There are so many facets to this journey and I hope to share this journey with the Broome Chinese Community in 2021.
This project is supported through the State Government's Royalties for Regions Program as part of the Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program, and Regional Arts WA.