Sound of a Mud Puddle is a collection of things remembered, expressed in a constellation of fragmented pieces that reflect upon diasporic longing and recuperation. In pursuit of ancestral ghosts, the work is in conversation with Edo-period artists who documented demon-spirit sightings with the belief that hauntings were caused by disregard or neglect. Like so many other ghosts of the past that animate or resurface, the desire is to be seen.
Emmie Tsumura is an illustrator and multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto and Hiroshima. Her current work explores the intersections of diasporic remembering and forgetting, consumption and the human condition. She is interested in how the recognition of ghosts can contribute to the health and well-being of individuals, communities and cities.