Why would one be attracted to pain and suffering of the world?
What would one gain by contemplating upon the adversity of others?
As mammals, we are constantly looking for a connection. To find similarities, to be able to relate to other beings is a necessity, paramount to one’s sanity. Through similarities and common grounds, social circles are formed naturally. When one circle grows bigger than the others, it becomes the dominant, majority group of society. Generally, the small circle i.e, the minority, is subordinate to the dominant in the distribution of power and resources. In other case, the small circle i.e, the privileged, controls the norms and values of the big circle. Destruction happens when circles collide, a quintessential story on earth: the oppressor versus the oppressed.
Yaya Sung lives in Treasure Hill for 72 days. Yaya is not in the majority, minority, privileged, nor in underprivileged circles. She is an outsider, a dot, a temporary being trying to find personal stories that she can connect with within the historical and political background of Treasure Hill Artist Village. “When you’re an outsider, you’re always working to see different people’s points of view because the world is never yours.” Panggilan Terbuka (Open Calling) is a collection of work that spins a journey of an outsider looking for a sense of belonging. An attempt to conjoin a circle, a consciousness to raise unanswered questions and concerns using the instruments only the oppressed would grasp.
24 December 2016 (Sat) 17:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 18:00
Cross Gallery, Treasure Hill Artist Village
Give You A Bouquet of Roses (Collaboration work with Andrew Huang)
24 December 2016 (Sat) 16:00
Pagoda Plaza, Treasure Hill Artist Village