Outsider

Fung Shu Yan (Annie)

The artist inspired by an idiom in China “to call a deer a horse” (指鹿為馬) and used it to explain her own experience. A deer tries to be and to tell others that he is actually a horse, some horses may tell him that “yeah you are a horse, we are the same”, while the others may just stay silent. No matter how hard the deer tries to transform into a horse, the other horses always know that it is impossible. No matter how hard foreigners try to integrate into local society, they are always being treated as “others”.

Fung2.Yan@live.uwe.ac.uk