“If you were me” tells the story of young people living in KIO areas. In the midst of conflict, these youths face many challenges. While I was developing these pieces with my collaborators, I learned that young people need to nourish their minds with knowledge to keep their spirit alive, as well as finding channels to address the trauma suffered. Art is an important tool to help the long process of healing traumas, especially for those witnessing constant human rights violations.
People are staying together and making community who have same basic value of humanity and moral to form a stable and secure society. Each and every one is contributing for this community with their skills and capacities for the sustainability of it. People respects to each other, understand the diversity without judgement or discrimination and always think of inclusiveness. Such community can only be the good united community or the united community with diversity. I believe the art is the best platform or medium that can bridge among people for sharing and expressing of thoughts, feelings and opinions without words or languages. The opinions and voices of every participants is important and only the collective voices can represent and reflect the community. I want to search the collective answer of “What is union?” for our community through this experimental process. This exhibition is not only to watch my art creations but also a process or collective works that audience can participate. You can reflect how you grow up, what happening to you now and what you hope for your future. Then express it by participating in this exhibition. Please check the steps by steps instruction and feel free to participate!