Hai-Hsin Huang’s works explore images indicative of contemporary life. Particularly banal everyday life scenes that reveal an ambiguous atmosphere between humor and horror. Such as ordinary family photos, tourists at attractions and the routine disaster drills… Hunag is interested in the ridiculousness, fear, absurdity and loneliness in society. To her, most aspects of life have the potential to be ridiculous, absurd, awkward, funny and meaningless all at once.
As part of a generation marked by hedonism, people seem to know more but feel less. Catastrophes become assumptions; people practice suffering and crisis with laughter. Huang tries to highlight the lives of this easy and comfortable generation, and in particular, their lightness of being. At the same time, she is trying to show audiences the beauty and uncanniness of single moments, the humor and tragedy that is in us, life’s grandeur as well as frailty of humanity.
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