As protagonists of our own stories, we often conflict with our identity. Our identity is not a constant, it is ever-changing as we navigate through the story that is our lives. Cooley’s theory of the Looking Glass-Self leads us to believe that we act according to how we want others to perceive our identity as.
According to Jungian psychology, each of us wears a mask and if the social situation calls for it, the mask changes. It is said to be a coping mechanism for the social animals that we are.
It was cold, there was death in the air and concentrated scent of fresh paint covering the stench of blood. Under the bridge, it was hidden from the world above where Malaysia has entered a new era when technology is realised in its full potential and there is a darkness that lingers which was naked but also somewhat invisible to the common people. This is the vibe that is exerted at The White Mask Exhibition at White Box, Publika where many artists have lent their talent with works that colour, shape and illustrate the story that the showcase was based upon which is The White Mask by Zedeck Siew included in Fixi Novo’s Cyberpunk: Malaysia anthology . I spoke with Sharmin [...]