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Photographs and Text by Juhong Xia

BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts

This series of story-telling montages is about wound, healing, and post humanism. Due to lockdown, I focus more on nature and myself. The montages include photos of trees that I took in Finsbury Park and the body of myself, which I took through a mirror on my own, during the lockdown.

The inspiration for this set of photos comes from my own painful experiences of relationships during these years. And I found that when being hurt, there is almost no difference between human and tree. We get wounds and then the wounds will scab over time. But the scars maybe left forever. The repeating, painful experiences and scars sometimes make me stronger, like armor, and sometimes they also make me feel fear of being hurt again, and so I disguise myself.

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