Sunny Leerasanthanah

SELECTED PROJECTS:
    Wuthichai (Exit Interview)
    Mom’s Magnets
    Homes Against Tides
    Towards Tenderness
    Carry Me Home
    Handwriting Superstition Workshop
    We Are Here Book Commission
  
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︎︎︎2023 Aug | Solo exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI

︎︎︎2022 July | Artist-in-Residence at the 2022 Fire Island Artist Residency

︎︎︎2022 May-July | Works available at Queer | Art’s Digital Book & Print Fair ︎

︎︎︎2021 July | Awarded the Queens Council on the Arts’ 2021 New Work Grant for Wuthichai (Exit Interview)



WORKSHOP


Untitled workshop originally conducted during Rehearsal Residency in 2018.

Description: On November 10, 2018, Sunny led a storytelling-based workshop about auspicious signatures and superstition, based on her Thai-Chinese family lineage and stories passed down from her mother.
During the interactive workshop, participants drafted their “lucky” signatures.

Participants’ feedback:






Workshop Notes:

1 The workshop had a performative aspect which involved me weaving in a personal narrative through storytelling.

The personal narrative was based on things my mother taught me about how to practice handwriting with “good fortune”. The way you shape certain letters can indicate “leakage” of wealth, or the way you strike through your name can mean cursing youself to bad luck. 


2

The purpose of storytelling was to mirror the act of passing superstition by word of mouth, something I experienced first-hand growing up. My mother made me practice writing my signature so that it would be “lucky”.














Rehearsal Residency images












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