Posts in English
Tehching Hsieh: Man Doing His Time

We know suffering is everywhere. There are pointless and unnecessary evil in this world that are rationalized and justified for the benefit of some. Yet the world still possess its beauty within. While I said Tehching is not embracing life, I think the man is embracing its darkness. Therefore, the wholeness and the oneness of life. This what appears to be paradoxical is what I experience from his art and perhaps therefore, from my own life.

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The Past and the Real

Every subject in a photograph is someone’s loved one or at least somebody recognizable in someone else’s memory. Photographs preserve some kind of memory. Memory cannot be seen in photographs, but it can be evoked since photographs are, as Barthes says, “the past and the real” from previous experiences.

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On Revolution, Hannah Arendt

In any place throughout the history, discrimination starting from birth has always been and still is an unsolved problem we continue to carry. The social inequality results mass outbreaks, which becomes the foundation of a revolution. The positive result of a revolution is the power to speak up about human rights and freedom. Yet, "freedom" after a revolution does not resolve the fundamental issue. Although it brings liberation from unfair restraints, it does not automatically bring freedom.

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History of Darkness

Polish artist, Miroslaw Balka’s project “How It Is,” simply offers a vast history of darkness, a layering of connections, concepts and facts, sources and references that are devoid of hierarchy and proper conjunctions of personal and historical memory.

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Our Time in History

Last Friday, there was an attack in Paris. I cannot help thinking why so many things are going wrong in this world. We know we must do something to make the world a better place. Unfortunately, we often don't know how - wars repeat, killing continues, people work long hours and spend less time with loved ones, the earth's environment is in crisis and we do very little to fix the problem, the message we receive on the streets is mostly about "buy this and buy that," we consume more, yet not fulfilled.

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In and Out of Time

What could exist before there was time or without time? Even to think about The Big Bang, the creation of our universe, could it have happened before there was time? Without time, how could anything can have any kind of movement or transformation? This week, and maybe from time-to-time, I want to write a little bit about time.

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