Heun Jung Kim
Renown psychologist Sigmund Freud ’s theory on mourning and melancholia expounds on the human state of mind. Freud suggests that our state of mind recognizes distress during the loss of an object of our love and desire; therefore, we mourn to help us overcome our losses. If we take a very long time to overcome our losses, we often slip into the state of melancholy, which we can express in non verbal gestures as depicted in the series of work, ‘HeartBroken’, through the lens of a young man showing sorrow. The series reflects on how men generally mask depression when experiencing an underlying sadness that transforms into other more externalized symptoms due to prescriptive gender norms.
Ieva Austinskaitė • David Barreiro • Laura Besançon • Mireille Chambre • George Wong Yung Choon • Georgia Clemson • Mathias Hartmann • Elena Helfrecht • Heun Jung Kim • Dawoon Kim • Wenqingao Reven Lei • Sara Marinangeli • Ida Nissen • Giulia Parlato • Claire Powell • Loreal Prystaj • Yingying Shen • Yunqi Tang • Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko • Matthew Rhys Thompson • Christel Pilkaer Thomsen • Dana Ysol • Letian Zhou •