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When there is no grave, We are condemned go on mourning 

Ruth Kluger, Still Alive

Most of our family trauma are results from unmourned losses in the non-material days that we did not lived, the loss could be a person, a thing or part of self.


--Yanxian Zhao

This is a hypothesis that I draw by surveying and scrutinizing the generational trauma in my family.  My art correspond with this hypothesis, to use art as fantasy structure to find a method to bring the traces of trauma into the present. In this way, by contextualizing those unconscious losses, in order to evacuate the unexplainable confusion, fear, grievance and anger that lingered in me and my family. My art is a process that allows the self to be reborn, and to realize what happened in the past doesn’t need to continue in the present

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