Fion Hung Ching Yan: I Wanted To Be A Mother
This is a photographic series reflecting on the influence of family on the artist’s sense of self: Hung was born and raised in a conservative Chinese family that had full control of her early life with a series of ‘rules’ she had to follow. Many things she did seemed unpleasant to her family, as if she broke those rules. This lifestyle made Hung feel a sense of cold violence; she also felt the lack of love. As Hung grew up, she realized that many family rules and values were naturally applied on her daily practices, although she didn’t agree with many of them.
For this series, Hung collected and photographed objects that hold family memories. She uses the forms and colours of the objects to refer to the familial pressure she has experienced, with the work also revealing a desire of freeing herself from the family rules.