Tewosret Vaughn’s work is exploring the multi cultural histories of her family and how each shapes and influences the other. Tewosret was raised in Seattle, Washington but her family is from the Philippines, a cultural heritage that “follows both established and unwritten histories”
The series We Met at a Time When Islands Were Sinking is a “multimedia project that retraces and uncovers the scale of which colonisation and western influence has embedded itself within my mother’s family”. Her mum from the Philippines and her dad a Vietnam war veteran, Tewosret’s work seeks to explore these two social geographies.
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Tewosret uses visual metaphors to explore the changing rural, urban and wild landscape of the llocos Sur region in the Philippines. Using documentary and narratives to capture various scenes along the road, besides the cliff and above the the water, all to recall the states of passage, fluctuation and suspension.