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Title: 悟 · Know my heart
Authors: Wang, Ruimeng
Keywords: Visual arts and music::Photography
Visual arts and music::Arts in general
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Wang, R. (2021). 悟 · Know my heart. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: The Chinese character 悟 WU means “awaken”. This character is composed of two parts “吾” and “忄” which means “my” and “heart”. Chinese characters are pictographic. Thus, it can be deduced that a person is awakened when he or she is able to understand their heart. Zhuangzi’s discerning ideology gave me significant change of how I understand the relationship between my inner self and external society. The project 悟 · Know my heart transforms Zhuangzi’s unrestrained, carefree, and imaginative teachings into imageries that demonstrate his ethereal yet insightful philosophy. I believe that photography metaphysically associates with philosophy. The world hustles and bustles for profit and fame. The stair-like sculpture mirrors the different classes in a capitalistic society. The monochromatic room suppresses our color perception. However, a torchlight counters that, to signal hopes of enlightening light that illuminates our heart in a hustling and bustling world so that we can reserve the absolute freedom for our inner self.
Schools: School of Art, Design and Media 
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:ADM Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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