Artistic Research

As a child I have always fantasized about unnamed places. Those places contain desires and fascination, but also melancholia and confusion. All those personal experiences come together there. It is a conceptual and a mental space, where the Birds of Paradise live in. The Birds of Paradise live in between the here and the possible.

I think that one of the most important inspirations for the Birds of Paradise is the place where my mother comes from – Hong Kong. The cultural aspect she brought with her as well as the immigration journey she has been through is trivial for my work. The far East has always been an exotic unknown paradise for me. Drawing, painting and performing helps me to broaden and deepen my origin. Besides, through performance I can explore the relationship between mother and daughter, which provide more mutual understanding. It gives me space to follow my curiosity about the birthplace of my mother, which can lead to the answers of the unknown.

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