Long Exposure, 2016. Performance/video, 4:16 min.

 
Cyanotypes of my grandmother, 2014. Sequence of 70 prints, cyanotype on Stonehenge, 3.75x4.5 in.

Cyanotypes of my grandmother, 2014. Sequence of 70 prints, cyanotype on Stonehenge, 3.75x4.5 in.

My family album was destroyed by typhoons in the Philippines before I was born. I had never met my grandmother or seen a photograph of her until I found an old film negative, taken when she was around the same age as me when I began exposing it. Spending time making the cyanotypes was a way of getting to meet her, beginning with a one-second exposure and ending with one five hours long. It was also a process of reconstructing my own identity and heritage; my blueprint from the past.