Transcendence explores memory, loss, sentimentality and vulnerability. It investigates the act of ‘moving on’ taken from Buddhist thought. The four videos explore the four stages of grief: crying, suffering, letting go and moving on. Poon is interested in the concept of the spiritual journey - the healing process that goes beyond the experience of loss. The number four has special significance given its association in Western culture with cycles, stability and positivity. A square has four sides. There are four seasons in the annual cycle of growth. The number four is a Biblical symbol of completion.

Technical Information

Giclee prints and video

Project reference numbers

OBSA0015, OBSA0016, OBSA0017, OBSA0018, OBSA0019, OBSA0020




Poon, Aki

Oxford Brookes departments

School of Arts


Year: 2016

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