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Metamorphosis

Artist Statement

 

During the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, I did a video entitled Metamorphosis. This period was also concurrently when Hong Kong had political unrest since 2019.

These significant disturbances changed our perception of our life and the world; we were forced to reexamine the relationship between ourselves and our surroundings. As the English poet John Donne (1572 - 1631) said, "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent." 

Accordingly, the distress compelled us to abandon dysfunctional beliefs and embrace the thoughts that might sound unmanageable before. 

Hence, we metamorphosed into a new life stage. Even though there was no apparent change in appearance, our concept of life in the deepest part of our mind would no longer be the same after the turmoil.

Wai Kit Lam
Hong Kong
8.2020

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