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I want to talk to you again for a while

Digital Collage, 2020

Created by the artist while staying home, this series of collages portray the artist's daily routines and emotions while trying to embrace the intertwining feelings of alienation and solitude. The artist selects a chapter from Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, while overlaying sections of them separately onto the collages, which makes this work not only a form of self expression, but to remind ourselves, that everything we are facing at this stage, all the unexpected and unbearable, will only be "transitions," which will all pass one day.

"I believe that almost all our sadnesses are periods of tautening that we experience as numbness because we can no longer hear the stirring of our feelings, which have become foreign to us. Because we are alone with the strange thing that has entered into us; because everything familiar and accustomed is taken away from us for a moment; because we are in the middle of a transition where we cannot stand still. And that is why sadness passes: what is new in us, the thing that has supervened, has entered into our heart, penetrated to its innermost chamber and not lingered even there - it is already in our blood."

- Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke

Curated by Anya Wong

August 2020

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