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Encounter #33ABy Zhou HanShun

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Giclée Print, Archival pigment print on hahnemühle photo rag® satin

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Artist Statement

For my series 7th Month Populace, I explore the concept of living and death through the context of the Hungry Ghost Month. In Chinese Folk Culture, the 7th month in the Lunar Calendar is known as the Hungry Ghost Month. It is believed that during this period, the gates of hell are opened. A period when humans and spirits walk as one on earth. What was once dead is now amongst the living, what is living will someday be amongst the dead. This is the circle of life.

In the past, local communities in Singapore would set up staged performances in the form of Chinese opera or puppet shows to entertain the spirits, as well as for the local people. But in modern times, these traditional performances gave way to popular song and dance shows, “Ge-Tai” (Ge means song, tai means stage).

The photographs presented here consist of street portraits of people who gather at the Ge-Tai shows.

Hand-held long exposures create an exaggerated sense of movement and softness. The deliberate tight cropping of each photograph enables the grain of the negative to be much more pronounced, making the subjects look almost like ash and dust.

Through this series, I meditate upon the meaning of life and after.


Artist Profile

Born: 1975
Hometown: Singapore
Based in: Singapore

Born and raised in Singapore, Zhou HanShun is a Photographic Artist and Art Director.

After graduating from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore and RMIT University, he went on to make a living as an art director, and continues to pursue his passion as a visual storyteller and photographer.

He uses photography …


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