Where Does the Sun Rise; Where Will the Moon Shine (2018) is a series of digital photographic collages made of found images. These materials were extracted from old books, journals, magazines, and other print and screen media, with original topics varying from tourism to astronomy. The contextual relevancy between image and text is reduced when these images were removed and pieced together again in a digital space. The resulting work embodies a common, unifying realm where the various components and their different background narratives (past) come together to form new meanings and possibilities (future). Such concept of a common space is one of increasing interest, particularly in an era plagued with global crises; from the pandemic, heightening geopolitical tensions, to the issue of environmental destruction. This body of work embodies a recognition and celebration of our diversity whilst understanding the premise of a shared existential foundation; it hopes to provide a glimpse into the sphere of ontological possibilities- a meta-space- with simultaneous tribute to the age-old anthropological trait of looking upon the skies in search for meaning and knowledge. The work embraces the synthesis between the scientific and the poetic, expressing the conceptual and aesthetic significances of our metamodern age.


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