This body of work “福壽”/“Full Circle” explores my grandparents’ experiences and aspirations, generational relationships in a traditional Chinese family, and my process of re-establishing a connection with my family. “福壽” is a group of multimedia works composed of photographs, videos, and sculpture. My grandparents’ experiences with the Cultural Revolution, coupled with my memories and desire to rekindle a connection with my family, inspired this project from a personal and cultural point of view. In this work, I aim to showcase for the viewer the history and current situation of the Chinese elderly while highlighting the importance for members of my generation to forge their own identity within the family.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Multimedia (Art)--Themes, motives; Photography, Artistic--Themes, motives; Video art--Themes, motives; Families in art; China--Social life and customs--20th century--Pictorial works
Photography and Related Media (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CAD)
Zhang, Hang, "Full Circle" (2019). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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