|Title:|| ||An Unfinished Painting
|Date of publication:|| ||March 2007|
|Description/subject:|| ||How prison life honed Htein Lin’s skills as a performance artist...
"Silence enveloped the room as about 30 people watched a man in a white robe meditating before them. Beside him, tubes of oil paint lay on a mat. The man looked around and raised his hands as if he were a captive touching an invisible wall. He then began to pour red paint on the mat, his movements becoming faster and more forceful. Green paint followed the red, and his movements became calmer. Using his hands and feet, he painted the mat, finally taking off his outer robe and laying himself on it, on the colored surface. The painted mat, the robe and the artist himself were fused into one—in a creation called “Love and Anger” by Htein Lin, a pioneer of performance art in Burma..."|
|Author/creator:|| ||Ampika Jirat|
|Source/publisher:|| ||"The Irrawaddy" Vol. 15, No. 3|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||04 May 2008|