“Clara” Janelle VanderKelen



Janelle VanderKelen
8 min, 2016

Airing Nov 15-21 and Dec 13-19, 2016
As part of the LIVE program

The repetitive motions of the canning process quietly remap the accreted horrors of female labor that intervenes in the lifespan of a vegetable arrested in forever-summer. A circuitous wandering explores this process and confuses conceptions of time and space as seasons accumulate into undifferentiated years of feminine relation to and reinvention of natural growth cycles. The physical constraints of the domestic and embodied architectures are eventually completely subverted by the excessive act of preservation.



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