黃韶瑩 Shao-Ying Huang
In the contemporary society, the artist has come to the conclusion that an individual body serves as a microcosm for an era. She believes that “lost” is an abstract emotion common throughout all generations. Drawing on her own condition, Huang projects the phenomenon of this new era – the “Lost Generation”, also known as the missing or vanished generation. When lost is regarded as an abstract state, she believes that its formative elements become extremely immense and complicated. This confusion spurred by existential doubts has become a sense of uncertainty over self-identity, distorted social values, and an anxiety that stretches across generations. Even the existence of individuals must rely on recognized standards set by others through political means. The phenomenon obtained through observation indicates that human behavior towards life forms highlights the phenomenon of being lost in this era. Thus, introspection is conducted through the manifestations of these different layers: What causes a sense of confusion to develop? More so, what shape would social confusion take? Finally, with artistic creation as a conversion of media, the existential phenomenon and possible shape of physical confusion is presented through the contemporary environment and the state of individual confusion.