Relic From Camp Summary

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Relic From Camp, an art installation, was created by Kristine Anon. Relic From Camp is made up of twelve little squares. In each squares, there is a layer of soil, the soil was collected by Kristine from each of ten Japanese American Internment Camp. Upon the soil, Kristine placed internees’ relic. She visited and interviewed each of internees’ family, and she borrowed the relic from them. We can see the testaments she collected: “photographs, dolls, zoris (sandals), tools, articles of clothing, and various other items”(1) She wanted to show that Japanese Americans still enjoyed their life’s simple pleasures even though they were surrounded by abatis and armed guards. That is because Japanese Americans were grabbed to the Japanese American

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