University of Sussex: BA Media Practice



Yidian Su

The work explores personal internal conflicts between rules and desires, in relation to religious belief and perceived sin. Although there are rules everywhere in the world, in society, at school or at home, we can all perhaps identify with the experience of breaking these rules.  

In this piece of work religion is used as an example to illustrate the experience and occurrence of breaking the rules and to represent conflicted feelings. Belief and desire are like two ends of a tangled rope and they cannot be measured by the heart. People potentially feel conflicted when they commit sins as they want to abide by the rules of the Church, but often, whether in a small or a major way they may still act in defiance of the Church. Redemption and restraint both exist, so, in or out is the overriding question.