Myanmar is changing. After 2021, young people have started to question historical ethno-religious divisions that had seemed to be the basis for the Myanmar national identity — challenging the idea of “us” vs “them” which has fuelled wars and enabled human rights violations lasting generations. Young people are asking important questions : Can we address what is at the root of our conflict? Can we cooperate differently this time despite the many injustices taking place?
This exhibition is called “our voices, our truths” to pay homage to the many people in the country unable to access their rights. We want to give a space for voices to speak their truths. Their stories may be difficult to hear but sharing them is part of the process of collective healing. Listening to their voices can only guide us, and our pursuit for justice, and the desire to build a more inclusive future.
Inspired by the complex emotions experienced in their escape from Yangon across the Thai border with the help of human traffickers, this live performance explores the tension between the two forces influencing the artist’s journey — Dhamma, cosmic law and order, and Adhamma, cosmic injustice and disorder.
As our conclusive piece, we invite the viewer to take a few moments to participate in this piece: to listen, to meditate and to ponder.