An Expansion of Kobo Abe’s The Red Cocoon (Reading)

work in progress...

Dusk is the time when the conflict between freedom and belonging becomes the most irreconcilable: to embrace the sense of belonging would compromise freedom, while one’s yearning for freedom would always bring fears of solitude. Engulfed under the stratosphere of the dimming light, one has no choice but to bear the weight of this eternal dilemma of human experience. Taking Kobo Abe’s The Red Cocoon as a point of departure, the artist expands the story through viewing and reading. The experiences are then translated into a combined presentation consisting of seven "tinted" photographs (viewing) and three sets of modified “dialogues” (reading).




An Expansion of Kobo Abe’s The Red Cocoon (Reading), scripts of the dialogues


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