ARTIST: CHRISTIE WIDIARTO
Wonder of You is an interactive visual arts installation exploring the idea of love within Chinese Tradition juxtaposed with Western Love Songs. It looks at how ideals of romantic love exist within cultural expectations of marrying for status, tradition or family connection.
The feature piece of the exhibition is an animation by Christie of the poem, ‘Chinese Love Poem’ by Ken Chau, from his book, Possible Lyrics for Chinese and Western Pop Songs. It will also feature traditional Chinese cut outs of popular western love song themes, excerpts from a book of lyrics created by the artist’s mother and a wall where visitors can share their stories of love overcoming family and societal pressure, or favourite love songs.