Installation View

Zackery Yao 姚子骅
爱,癌 ài, ái (Love, Cancer)
Inkjet Print on X-ray Film, Light Box Installation, Vinyl

"爱,癌 ài, ái(Love, Cancer)" intertwines the silent battles against cancer with the cultural silence imposed by 面子 (miànzi - "face"). This installation re-contextualizes family archives and medical film photography against urban decay, merging images of internal and environmental neglect. Inspired by the artist's mother's fight with breast cancer, the work engages Asian Feminism to critique the undervaluing of women's health. This journey of self-healing challenges the norms of silence and resilience and advocates for a discourse on health, gender, and environmental consciousness. This project is a tribute to enduring strength and a call to break the silence. Overall, it’s about love.