Grant Summary
Artist Statement
My work in performance, sound, and installation explores the interwoven relationship between bodies and sites of memory. I am inspired by the ways that sound and movement resonate with the presence of physical bodies in a space, animating connections across geographic distance and time. I often approach making work through diverse modes of collaboration, such as through collective action, structured improvisation, and group composition. Recent projects include "MIGRANT SONGS," a choral performance art piece based on stories and songs of human and nonhuman migration; "BORDER TO BAGHDAD," an exchange between artists from the US-Mexico border and Baghdad, Iraq; and "Shelter in Place," a sculptural installation and performance inspired by my family’s history in Taiwan.
  • NO, 2018-ongoing, Szu-Han Ho/ 何思涵, Multifunctional design for the migrant justice movement; banner-poncho-shade structure-blanket-supply tote to be activated at protest sites and occupation camps (mylar emergency blanket, muslin, grommets). Courtesy of the artist.

  • MIGRANT SONGS, 2019 , Szu-Han Ho, Still from performance. Photo by Stefan J Batista.

  • Shelter in Place, 2016, Szu-Han Ho/ 何思涵, Installation and Performance. Still from performance. Photo by Renee Romero.

  • Rate of Recharge / Rate of Erosion, 2011, Szu-Han Ho/ 何思涵, Installation (tarp, sand, nylon rope, clawfoot bathtub, IV poles, plastic tubing, water, ferns, waterbed bladder, archival inkjet prints). Courtesy of the artist.