Dinner, Man and Woman

飲食男女 (Dinner, Man and Woman) addresses absent love in traditional Chinese marriage with the centric scene of meal time between a married couple. Being raised in Chinese culture, I barely see romantic love in Chinese marital life other than family intimacy. Even a large group of Chinese couples conduct or maintain their marriages for the sake of others or are restrained by social morality.

In this project, I have produced a creative response in the form of a publication by integrating the symbolic signs of traditional Chinese marriage. Red candles and red thread with tableware emphasise the mental distance, stagnant emotions, and sentimental vacuum that gradually formed day by day over a 30-year marriage.