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Metamorphosis

 Artist statement

 

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

 

These significant disturbances changed our perception of 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 the dysfunctional beliefs and embrace the thoughts that might sound unmanageable before. 

 

Hence, we had 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 minds would no longer be the same after the turmoil.

Wai Kit Lam
Hong Kong
8.2020

 

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