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Heather Rattray: Things That I Know, Things That You Know

Winter 2022
Student Gallery

Things That I Know, Things That You Know documents a mother-daughter duo’s desire to connect with familial roots through the learning and re-learning of the Dutch language. Rattray chronicles intimate visual representations of their learning process, one that is simultaneously shared and independent of each other due to the distance that separates them, both geographically and in learning styles. In returning to their mother tongue, their familial relationship is transformed, their culture and traditions reclaimed. 

Person crouches down to touch sand on beach shore, cord extends from hand. Black and white
Fig. 1

Heather Rattray, Everyday Learning (1), 2019, inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist.

self-portrait of persons shadow on grass, orange clogs to the left of them
Fig. 2

Heather Rattray, Your Father, 2019, inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist. 

Plate, glass and spoon on the floor atop a strewn sheet. Post-it papers with Dutch words for the objects attached to each.
Fig.

Heather Rattray, Practice (still life), 2019, inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist.