With What?

The exhibition invites physical + digital explorations of heredity, migration, personal archives, and weight as a form of historical reckoning. Upon entry, viewers write what of their familial legacies they’ve been carrying and then wrap those pieces with clay, fabric, and string before placing them in a bag to carry during a virtual reality experience. Once in the VR space, participants explore a traversable landscape dotted with 3D models of participant contributions from past iterations of the project.


  • Parnassos Cultural Center Utrecht (2024)
  • Fried Fruit Gallery (2023)



  • This work is made possible through generous contributions by workshop participants at Suburb Platform (Armenia), Akron Public Library, Cuyahoga County Library, Monroe County Public Library, Indiana University, Baldwin Wallace University, West Shore Community College, and through Assembly for the Arts.
  • Thanks to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for project development support. The MOCO ’24 presentation was supported by Indiana University’s Presidential Arts and Humanities Program and the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design.


  • Madison Creech
  • Megan Young
  • Leonardo Selvaggio