We, the citizens of Myanmar, lived and grew up with lack of freedom, injustice, a subordinate education system, and constant oppression by the military government for over 70 years. This all changed after the NLD came to power.
Even though after this was not fully democratic, young people experienced a degree of freedom that was not possible before. I benefited from the period of quasi-democracy, and after the military coup, I was unable to accept a life that meant living like a slave under a new military government.
This photo series shows two images. On the left, there is the portrait of the artist, a young man training to learn how to engage in armed combat. On the right, it is the current government, personified by the artist wearing the costume of the flag, and showing its disdain for the education, livelihood, and justice needs, as well as the lack of freedom of the people in the country. The artwork aims to highlight the hope of a Myanmar citizen, the hopes of young people who sacrificed their lives for the revolution. He hopes that the best will come after the worst: To be a country governed by the truth, the voice of the youth and the voice of the people are really important and crucial.
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!