Washing Hands with Soap in the Shape of my Mother’s Hands (2018 – 2019)







Using soap casted in the shape of her mother’s hands, Marika Vandekraats will wash the hands of participants, sharing a brief experience of familial care. Over time, the soap will break down and dissolve the fingerprints, removing the identity, and leaving behind a faint scent of clean hands.
Peripheral Review article written by Ella Adkins. Photos by Julia Lamare and Katharine Yi


Robson Square, Vancouver, CA

March 11 and April 28, 2018

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Performance is presented in conjunction with Open Season, a part of Ten Different Things


Central Memorial Library,  Calgary, CA

 June 23, 2018

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Performance was repeated for Sled Island Festival


60-268 Keefer Street, Vancouver, CA

April 13 and April 20, 2019

11 AM- 3 PM

Performance was repeated for The Basement Show