Marc Quinn is an amazing artist. His work entitled Irises includes painting and sculptures. Marc explores the relationship between the physical presence of the eye and… Read more “Irises by Marc Quinn”
I would like to share with you the work of Lek Chan of Taipei, Taiwan. Her work is beautiful, deeply moving and also has deep meaning. I am going to reblog her post on the above artwork “Muffled” from her website:
There has been a of “speech muffling” happened here recently. A gov body openly warned public not to post any info/statement that will harm the country (in fact, not to harm the current established gov). A news program had been punished for showing a picture of our frowning prime minister.
When i was watching a cold war documentary series, i came a cross this line: “What devastating is not the act of censorship, but the product of censorship”. Self-censorship, is far more devastating than censorship itself. When the populace had underwent long period of speech suppression, they will then developed a automatic self-filtration for speech, to avoid political persecution.
There is no room for truth and criticism. Hopeless.