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吳文玲

Ng Man Ling

cngmanlingyanny@gmail.com

I Wish I was Born a Boy
但願我出生是一個男孩

Artist’s book
藝術書
Series of five books, size variable
一系列五本書,尺寸不定

A rumour in my hometown suggested that parents would get divorced when there are three daughters in a family. I am the third daughter and I blame myself each time I witness strife between my parents. The rumour has been shadowing my life, however, I never let any family members know about this.

Using old photographs from my family album, I reconstruct visual stories from each family member. I invited each of them to select and create a photo sequence. Four photo sequences in the form of concertina are thus created. Through drawings, photo collages, and documents, I extend the meaning of a family album through a photo book. This artwork is a catharsis and a dialogue with my family.

家鄉流傳一個謠言:若果生下三個女兒,父母將會關係破裂。而我正是家中第三個女兒。從小至今每逢面對父母間的衝突,我都責備自己是個女兒。謠言已成為伴隨我的陰影,但我未曾向家庭成員提及過。

我從家庭相簿中選取部份家庭舊照,以此重新詮釋、重建屬於我的家庭故事。我邀請其餘四位家庭成員重新挑選及排列家庭舊照,依據不同的編排次序成為四本風琴式展開的家庭相簿。我再透過繪畫、拼貼、證件存檔延伸家庭相簿的概念,成為自我療癒的過程並與家人展開對話。

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