The Family of Portrait 肖 像 的 家 庭
Photo Installation (Images, text and objects)
After the death of grandma, our family suffered from a great change. I found myself fail to cope with those familial conflicts, which includes my consciousness towards the worse relationship between my family members. As a result, the mode of living for our family was changed. At the same time, I felt puzzled that this situation was totally opposite to grandma’s wish on us --- She had longed for a harmonious family. I started to recompose portraits of my family members taken in different places and time. By using darkroom technique, I rearranged the images to be the compounds of disposed experience in reality. I could fulfill grandma’s wish in such an act. During the creative process, I imagined that all of my family members were at similar ages, who had become friends with no blood relation.