The Song of a Young Nutter
2020 - 2021
The Song of a Young Nutter is a direct response towards the dramatic change of relationships in my extended family after my grandma's passing in 2016. The numerous conflicts that have surfaced within the family challenge what I was taught in the past about filial piety, that one should maintain an intimate relationship with the entire family.
In this work, I revisit several traumatic memories from my childhood as metaphor to talk about my confusion, helplessness and depression during that period of time. I use bright colours, self-portraits and homey objects to depict a sense of the uncanny, which I felt strongly in my family vibe after grandma was gone. Using photo collage as a way of image making, this project was created during the pandemic lockdown when I turned my home into my shooting studio, as I could not go anywhere else.