Abby Chen and Lam Tung Pang
The world has changed because we are all living in a more dangerous state. There is no place to hide and no place to escape. Where you stand is where you fight. Hope and despair are intertwined endlessly, they dissolve and complete each other. If hope is presented as "once upon a time", this past time can be put into the present as disappointment and desperation, at the same time it can also stimulate new imagination.
Rebecca Solnit believes that hope itself is a form of resistance. She also says that hope means that another world may be possible, but it is not a promise, and there is no guarantee. Hope leads to action; action without hope is impossible. And I would add: action is the output of hope; without action, what is hope? Seeing action in the past and elsewhere can also ignite hope for the future and here.
Lam Tung Pang
7 Nov 2019
(partial text from a poem)
When normal is a problem, exception is a way out.
There’s hopeless, we create hope
There’s hates, we create love
we, present the past of future
Contemporary is a white paper with full of gifts, needed to be found
The robot is charging,
calculating the definition of the world, the Asia
When a word is a loss concept, it creates imagination
When a painter writes in failure
You have to create your own understanding,
That’s called, possibilities