was too afraid to lose you, lost myself instead / Lǐ Xīng Yǔ (Echo Li)
Don’t trust what I say, feel me instead. My ongoing art project has always been to explore personal emotions and stories. Art has been a way to discover and unpack unhealed feelings. But when it comes to love, oh yeah, love is always in the mix with lots of things. In love we lose ourselves. No one can escape by sheer luck even if we are trying really carefully – so, was too afraid to lose you, lost myself instead. This is a cliché but real in that my art hurts me back this time. My personal relationship had let me research this idea of love while it was still fresh and ongoing. Our cultural common sense creates the chemistry and impetus to make the work. My psychoanalytic exploration, good for art, but also this was my life.
I want thank Yundi for giving me the permission to undertake this project. You have always inspired me, even to this today, and I know you are always there in some ways.