This photographic project was created after the passing of my Australian mother. It explores the existentialist perspective relating to concepts of being, death, and the meaning of life. I attempt to develop poetic strategies to process my subjective lived experience of loss and grief, the mortality of life and to seek insights into existential aspects of the human condition.
Starry Kong is a Melbourne-based emerging artist who was born in Kunming, China. She is interested in the intangible and inexpressible sentiments that are characteristic to humankind. She explores this phenomenon through her own experiences of loss, grief, disconnection and her long-term mental illness, which has become the foundation and origin of her creative practice.
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Starry Kong~You can’t walk this earth forever. Someday you will have to fly.
- Starry Kong
August 28, 2021 - January 9, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm