Tuesday, September 8, 2009

RROSE - A Story of Two Worlds, 2005-2009

Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.

John Berger

Rrose is the orphan form that gives prominence to the origins, meanwhile, highlights the necessity for one to mutate due to the circumstances. It traces the birth of a photographer and the pursuit of equivalent form among incompatible beliefs and aesthetic codes. Indeed, there is not much in common between Arles, a Mediterranean town in France, where I studied photography, and my hometown, Pantai Remis, a rudimentary fishing village by the west coast of Malaysia. By juxtaposing images that are unlike in nature, the coexistence of these two worlds in Rrose challenges constantly the way of thinking of the photographer.

Thus, Rrose is a journey of disorientation and the return to potential. Everything is yet possible at the beginnings of a living form.

P/S: I would like to thank Ching Chou, my sister for taking the pictures of me with my family during the Chinese New Year in 2005 in Pantai Remis.