(de)homogenization: Mengjiao

水土不服 (resisting water and earth) is a form of homesickness that people who just relocated and not able to acclimatize. When curing “resisting water and earth” (水土不服), the solution would be drinking the hometown’s soil mixed with new place local water in the old Chinese tradition. Thinking about my own adaptation experience in the US, I chose to use a reverse way - to want to be “Americanised” I drank the water from Ocean Beach mixing soil from SF City Hall. This way manifests my painful journey of adaptation in the light of my family’s American dream.