My work focuses on investigating melancholic abjection. I confront the body – its vulnerability, intimacy and grotesqueness – against various power structure of mixed social and psychological, personal and political. My work attempts to break down the subject-object, inside-outside binary of our relationship to the otherness, in order to achieve Foster’s description of the abject art since 1990s: “the closest to the real”. Hence, my frequent deconstruction of futility, violence and trauma.

Whether it is video, performance, or sculpture, installation, my process does not separate between the imaginative allegory and mimesis, as well as the material and immaterial. I ultimately want to reach the sublime while opening up possibilities for empathy.

- 2017