Names Uncalled is a series of short animations that portrays the current regulations and politics relating to the identities of minorities in Myanmar. Myanmar has many ethnic groups who have different dialects, cultures, customs and religious beliefs. Several decades of dictatorship have oppressed many people for their race or religion and they have been misunderstood, mistreated and overlooked, resultong in losing their birthrights as citizens, or even as humans. With this series of animated artworks, the artist wants to evoke the identity rights of minorities, and question where we are as a whole nation on the journey to equality.
One's existence, and one's belief are being hidden and dismissed easily. Due to a total lack of appreciation for individualism, credentials of all kinds become corrupted. Digital illustration, 36 x 72 inches
Connections are one of the most important things in our every day lives, but they are also very important for legal matters, basic facilities, identity rights and every day lives. Digital Illustration, 36 x 72 inches
There is more to being than just being Male or Female. There has been more to being than just being Male or Female since the beginning of time. It is time to recognize this, and time to accept it. Digital Illustration, 36 x 72 inches
A mole on the nose or scar on the temple are recognized as significant, but not one's birth rights, beliefs, or sexuality. Digital Illustration, 36 x 72 inches
There is no one ideal Race, Faith, Religion. Abuse of words leads to the abuse of nationality, worship and rights. Digital Illustration, 36 x 72 inches
It's surprisingly important to document ethnicity and worship in legal identification; brutally important, but not slightly appreciated or honored. Digital Illustration, 36 x 72 inches
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!