Lia Kucera

Lia Kucera was eight years old when she became critically aware of her body. She felt the weight of it; the curves and shapes she created with every movement; her fluctuations. She came to realize that her embodiment of gender and self were inextricably linked with matrilineal projections. Turning the camera inward began a process of healing from a concept she has come to know as harmful care. Based on ideas of ownership over one’s creation, the child, she interrogates her familial relationships through sculpture and image making. A tactile process in which she creates a vessel of her body, passing it between her mother and herself in dialogue. A gesture of agency.