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the umbrella tale

An old tale from China that people say you need to close your umbrella before you go indoor, or the ghost will follow and brings bad luck.

It's the background story I choose for the project regarding taboo. In fact, ghost stories are not all horror stories, in China there are different kinds of ghost stories: some are humour, some are touching. The poem I wrote inside the umbrella is a humour ghost story from ancient times. This umbrella installation's appearance is preppy as a floating spinning umbrella with ghosty smoke, yet when you get closer and truly understand the story behind, you may have a new perspective.

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