She makes light-sensitive emulsions from plants used in traditional Azorean and Portuguese foods, which become key ingredients that help create anthotype images when exposed to sunlight. The process of creating the ephemeral anthotypes can take several weeks to complete, and is reminiscent of the patience and care involved in preparing food for loved ones every day.
Teresa Ascencao is a multimedia artist whose work toys with social constructs of body language, costume, socially inscribed objects and spaces, and inner corporeal experiences. Her folk and pop inspired artworks employ concept-specific media and technologies that invite audiences to play with iconographies and scenarios involving gender, seduction, consumption, and class. Born to Azorean parents in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ascencao immigrated to Canada at a young age. She lives and works in Toronto and teaches at OCADU.
Source: Daily Bread « Teresa Asencao