Perpetual Care is a performance-based video that memorializes the preservation of family history and the passage of cultural traditions. Using the backdrop of St. Patrick’s Cemetary No. 2 in New Orleans, LA, where Treadaway’s family plot dates to the 1880’s, a ritualized performance familiar to New Orleanians takes place. Spreading landscaping rocks to beautify the plot is common practice in the crescent city and in Perpetual Care, the practice is deconstructed to serve as a metaphor the for fading ancestral ties and the rotting roots of family trees.