Yon Natalie Mik’s performance Silk-Shop-Oriental-Body is a response to Xiaowen Zhu’s documentary film Oriental Silk (2015). Growing up as a second-generation Korean German, Mik finds resonance with the story of Kenneth Wong, the owner of the Los Angeles-based Chinese silk shop portrayed in the film. Through means of language, sound, memory, and movements that derive from the words silk, shop, oriental, and body, metamorphosing as crucial motifs in the dance, Mik explores the enmeshments of migrant bodies across different generations and places by threading her personal history through the memoirs of Kenneth Wong.