Something Hungry (2014)

Created and Performed by Mieke D

Original Sound Design by DJ Tikka Masala
In Submerge at BAX: ReduX
Curated by Zavé Martohardjono
November 15, 2014

In Something Hungry, Mieke D draws from surrealist dance theater, interviews with her grandmother, and 1930s portrayals of Asian characters in American cinema in a solo performance that explores fragmentation and memory in the context of assimilation. What does it mean to honor ancestors whose customs have not been passed down? Do they even want to be honored? Mieke D challenges you to question assumptions about identity, authenticity, and the line between reverence and fetish / reverence and obsession.