Charlene Shih Happiness (Sculpture) Styrofoam, Rice paper
Happiness (Sculpture)
2009-2010
Styrofoam, Rice paper

It has been 10 years since I did the experimental animation “Women”. Over the past 10 years, my focus has switched to family, friends and other topics in the society, writing scripts and making documentary films. Even after 10 years, I have realized that women’s roles have not changed much.
10 years later, after trying to break all the rules, my role is still identified as a female director, a daughter, a wife. It doesn’t matter how hard I struggled, in the end I am just like all the other women, put back into a small box that everyone can identify and agree upon. I continues to struggle against the rules and lingering around the tradition, trying to find my happiness.
Happiness (Sculpture)
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