As my thoughts run away with me and I start to forget my husbands name and my daughters face I feel anger and frustration build inside me. When I do remember, I am elated that I am not lost in a world of description, metaphors and imagery. I am able to picture the now and link it to the past and fond memories like they are being painted out in front of me. Then like bright fluttering butterflies that beauty and memory fades and I find myself staring at an old vase that I know someone gave me, sometime, for some reason…. 2 Years on and those flickering butterfly memories are my saving grace, even though I still don’t know who that vase is from!

MEDIA RGB LED display, Chinese papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), paper collage, teakwood frame


DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013

SIZE 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) cm | 49(W)×49(H)×2(D) inches

CREDITS Tang Dashi 汤大师 (Chinese paper cutting 剪紙) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Anto Lau (video animation) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

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