My Sister’s Sea is a sculpture and code, exploring the memories that have initiated my becoming and surrendering. Shape, form and color communicate the multitudes of stories, both told and waiting for language, that have informed the nature of my water (emotions) and my re (action). Memories are both proof of my existence and betrayal, and they all begin and end in the ocean. By abandoning the english language and working within the structure of time [each page was coded within 3-11 minutes], I liberated myself from the constraint of perfection and other people’s tongues.
Yohana Zecarias is an Eritrean-American cultural producer and strategist based in New York. She works with the word and image to unveil and reimagine old stories and new futures.