TAPROOT synthesizes two polarizing experiences of being
both brown and Asian in a country that historically
neglects racial nuance. Suspended between their parents’ culture
and US mainstream culture, the two artists embody distinct perspectives:
one of assimilation and one of frequent migration between continents.
TAPROOT argues that what is manmade is natural: through the lens of
various natural systems, Catherine and Samiha [Alam] discuss
transplantation, consumption, and geographical boundedness.