SOMArts: Honoring Our Ancestors While Fighting for the Future
Uniting traditional forms with reclaimed mythologies, this work honors Chinese and Malaysian ancestors with illuminated paper lanterns and projected stop-motion animations. This immersive installation invites audiences to become submerged in the alchemy of remembrance, where one’s inheritance and history intermingles with the creative power of incarnation. From the ocean to human tears, the element of saltwater holds and preserves while simultaneously releases and cleanses. The choreography of light and shadow is emblematic of the dance between life and death, waking and dreaming, the visible and invisible worlds. These liminal spaces are where our past co-mingles with the creativity of emergence, symbolized by the hybridization of human, animal and plant forms.