Transcendence

Description

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.


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Creator

Aki Poon

Dates

Created: 2016
Bought by Oxford Brookes: 2016

Format

Giclee prints and video

Identifiers

OBSA0015, OBSA0016, OBSA0017, OBSA0018, OBSA0019, OBSA0020, OBSA0021

Location of physical artwork

Three giclee prints: Headington Campus. John Henry Brookes Building. First Floor (opposite Executive Suite). Films: currently in storage but will be available online soon.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

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  • Collection: OBSA
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  • Status: Live