Rachel TonThat is a multidisciplinary Vietnamese-Chinese American artist and writer working between Zurich, Switzerland and Salem, MA. For her second residency at live.make.share Rachel further explored her work in the medium of installation, using Vietnamese materiality in relation with the gardenscape and architecture of Anatolia. Her piece “A Way Through Doors” meditated on movement and ingress. 

"In some understandings of space, matter exists and is present until it takes on new form. Thus, a gate is a gate until it is a pile of rusted bars; a room, a room until it is torn down and the pieces are carted away. 

But what of transitory spaces within the borders of a single locale? They shift with the light, weather, or hour. The daylit morning of your bedroom, strewn with sunbeams, is not the same as the one circled by the warm, golden haze of lamplight, when the walls are made softer by the heaviness of night. These possibilities exist within finite time, and can only be experienced when conditions align. 

As you pause before a door or stand at the entrance of a garden, there are a myriad of possible spaces that could present themselves as you step over the threshold, all the more precious for their impermanence.”

- Rachel TonThat


based in Zurich and Salem, MA.
Residency period: June, 2023

Sống và làm việc tại Zurich và Salem, MA.

Thời gian lưu trú: Tháng 06, năm 2023

Rachel's Website
Anatolia House & Garden