Join me in a collective embroidery and listening experience focusing on the historical and contemporary racialized experiences of women of Japanese Canadian and Japanese descent in British Columbia. This project responds to the Legacy Gallery’s current exhibition Translations: The Art and Life of Elizabeth Yeend Duer—Gyokushō 玉蕉. Working with interviews with Japanese Canadian women remembering their mothers and the various ‘artistic’ practices (textiles, landscape, sewing, craft) that they continued in the internment camps sometimes as a mode of survival during the war. Their unseen labour and handiwork come to light with difficulty through memory work of these women now in their 80s. This experience is juxtaposed to the nihonga paintings of Gyokusho who did not experience the camps duirn this time and was able to continue her artistic practice on the westcoast. The event is free and begins March 8 4pm - 8pm and March 9 11am - 3pm. Credits: Sound Design: Antoine Bedard, Studio Assistance: Cherry Wen Wen Lu, Interviewees: Grace Eiko Thomson, Ritzuko Yoshida, and Tamako Tanaka.