Free Will Is an Illusion

Archival inkjet print
Size varies

Seeking a better economic opportunity, I moved to the US in 2008. As an Asian diaspora living in the United States, the conflicts and struggles caused by living in between Eastern and Western cultures raised some fundamental questions: What factors could I identify myself? What are the battles of the reformation of my new identity? How does the new culture merge with the traditional one? The technique to manipulate image digitally and inkjet print on the transparent fabric is used in my work “Free Will Is an Illusion” to investigate these questions visually. The choice of material not only highlights the idea of social fabrication but also emphasizes the fluidity of identity. Although it may only show a simple surface outside most of the time, there are complex and interdependent interactions inside.