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house for a dream

project year


project team

; 2018

; south london

; edric choo poo liang

  tang ying jien

The past haunts me, the trauma ; the pain ; the suffer. No one understands, no one does. For me to carry the burden of the unspeakable act perfomed by my origins, bores deeply into my mind. The surreal was overwhelming, I find myself lost in my mind, not physically, but mentally. Unable to suppress my mind, my fragmented mind shatters into pieces. Each pieces gave life to a new me, my other self, a different me.

My body, my vessel governed by a myriad of separated identities were born from my subconciousness. They are my guardians, protecting each of my memories. Freed from my burdens, contented by my alters, I was finally able to rest, to fall into an eternally slumber. My story does not ends here, as my legacy is carried by my successor. The world was unknown to them. Without any guidance, they were uncontrolled, deeply madden by the unspeakable act they could not perceive. Negative thoughts plague the mind, leads to lunacy act; bulimic disorder, suicidal thoughts. 

Time passes as the body continues to be subjected to malignant acts. Through therapeutic treatment, the alters was able to find peace and stability. Switching between personalities, each bears a different life, a different story to tell. Yet there is one particular personality that are dominant, named Patricia King, sets out to understand other personality.

In a rather poetic way to communicate, Patricia understands each personality through art. Little by little, she unravels each one through the layers of paints. The paint potrays as an obstacle to Patricia, for her to solve and to understand. Going through the edges and turns of obstacles, she learns other alter stories. Golden Dawn who gave birth to their child, Aimee, trapped in 1997 looking for her child. Bonny, a motherly figure, who her daughter Aimee is most fond of. Judy with a bulimic disorder who comes out and eats; young and rebels at heart and a friend to Aimee. Abi who is lonely and sought for attention and love. Going all the other predominant personalities, Patricia unearth the one personality that holds the key to Kim's past. Locked with the terrible past, Ria Pratt, a young girl who suffers the most. Painted with vibrant colors, the stories told by Ria speaks of my misfortune, the unspeakable act portrays on a black canvas.

With other multiple alters, Patricia is able to understand the disorder that not only she and others alters are facing, but other people on the streets that are suffering from dissociative identity disorder. With a hope, Patricia dreams of opening up and letting others bystanders to have a better understanding of this disorder. With a hope, Patricia dreams of opening up and letting other bystanders to have a better understanding of this disorder so as to clear up any misleading thoughts portrays by social media through movies and dramas. Having other people to know that they are not a victim to DID patients, but the DID patients are the only victims to themselves.

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