Grafting Embodied Memories: Performances and Metaphors of Diaspora in Edra Soto’s Graft.

Grafting Embodied Memories: Performances and Metaphors of Diaspora in Edra Soto’s Graft.”Eds. Fulla Abdul-Jabbar and Caroline Picard. Sector 2337, 6 (2017): 16-19. Print and PDF.

This essay examines Edra Soto’s Graft as a diasporic practice of transplanting home into new places via (re)imagining homeland through transforming material documentation into sculptural works and creating a shared imaginary of home via collaborative practice. Ultimately this essay offers ways for thinking of the work and recreating home in diaspora through the metaphors of knitting and surgery that the project’s title suggests.

Learn more about Soto’s ongoing architectural intervention at the Graft project page.