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Academy of Visual Arts視覺藝術院  |  Bachelor學士  |  2012
Video影像  |  00:06:0000:06:00  |  Installation裝置藝術  |  Artwork藝術作品

Laugh and cry are human emotions that should not be restricted. However, these mental expressions are hindered by the social norm. It becomes a dilemma to Mesa to balance between her authentic self and the stressful living environment in HK. Once, she lost her emotion instincts. i.e. She was numbing.
The installation composes of two individual videos recording Mesa's crying and laughing scenes. These videos are installed face to face and the 6 minute videos are played repeatedly in a loop. The laughing and crying happen together create a contrastive impact to the audience, and this visual impact is not the only highlight of this installation. In addition, videos are dubbed with innocent babies' voice, this contrary further leads the audience to think – Do I want to express myself authentically?
     "Crying, laughing, are instincts.
     Being numbed is not my will."
Perhaps we can truly express ourselves when there is no Hong Kong people.

(The English text is provided by the student)
透過作者本人哭及笑的影像及嬰兒的哭聲,此作品討論作者對表達真性情的掙扎及思考。
APA: WONG, Mei Shan Mesa黃美珊. (2012). ... Is Numbing...漸漸變得木無表情. Retrieved from HKBU Heritage: https://heritage.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/routes/view/ids/HER-010685
MLA: WONG, Mei Shan Mesa黃美珊. "... Is Numbing...漸漸變得木無表情". HKBU Heritage. HKBU Library, 2012. Web. 05 Jul. 2022. <https://heritage.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/routes/view/ids/HER-010685>.

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