Png, Hui Min
Goh Timothy Wei Wen
Date of Issue2016
School of Art, Design and Media
Plateau is a story where we trace the moments of a twenty-three-year-old boy, one of three siblings, creating memories with his mother after she was diagnosed with late- stage stomach cancer. Like any other person the family find it hard to concede the uprising situation. His fear of losing his mother has instantly magnified. And with that, the awareness of spending as much time as possible with his mother has become his priority, leaving him no time to grieve. Delivering a similar attitude as Adam, the mother spends no time thinking she is any different and what only makes her worry is her family. Death is insignificant to her; it will come naturally. Life carries on as per normal, string along with minute changes; changes in habits, changes in attitude. And what tags along inevitably is the connection with emotions. Though clearly aware of the limited time, occasional let-off of temper and breakdown do not seem to hold back inside Adam and his mother. Amid creating the pleasure moments with each other and the family, negative feelings do not get to withdraw too; like how there is plus and minus sign, like how there is north and south, everything coexist. The story ends in hope, acknowledging that there is presence of life after death, good and bad, ups and downs; these can mean nothing important, after all everyone still stays truthful to its own life. Nothing changes drastically, life is still stable and flat like how a plateau is.
DRNTU::Visual arts and music
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University