Touch 触 

Touch is a long-term ongoing project that explores my relationship with food and its contextual meaning related to my identity through photographic practice.

Food is a carrier of sensory memory. The process of being intimate with food is as complex for me as developing an intimate relationship with a human being. I visualized my personal feelings, memories, and desires in daily life when I was shopping, cooking, and dining. The images investigate the edible materials, colours, and textures: when they touch my fingertips, my palms, and my lips, they make all the difference to my mind.

This project delves into a subconscious exploration of sexual fantasy and violence from the perspective of my cultural background as an East Asian female, through expanding the contextual meaning of food and body in photographic practice.



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