Quentin Shih – Citizen of the State
“In the same hospital, upon the same bed, different people die in their different ways.
In my experience, hospitals – which have always determined life and death – are a symbol of power and violence. When people are born in this place, and when they die, they seem to be so insignificant and powerless.
In this series, I wanted to use a surrealist technique and a precise pictorial composition to depict what happens at the death of normal people in a country fixated by heroism; the relationship between a few ordinary people and the state as I understood it.”