The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis
“He thought back on his family with deep emotion and love. His conviction that he would have to disappear was, if possible, even firmer than his sister’s. He remained in this state of empty and peaceful reflection until the tower clock struck three in the morning. He still saw that outside the window everything was beginning to grow light. Then, without his consent, his head sank down to the floor, and from his nostrils streamed his last weak breath.”
― Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

Most house pets live with love and safeness with a human family, and most of the time they seem happy to us. As a person living in an apartment, my cat does not have the freedom to go out. Every time when I have to leave the house, I cannot help but feel extremely guilty that I have the right to go out whilst this innocent animal is most likely to spend its entire life in an apartment. It is better than living in the shelter without doubts, but is it really a lot better than living on the street? Animals are innocent, due to humans’ greed, desires, there are not many safe places outdoor for them. We reduce their chance to get hit by a car greatly, and also reducing the possibilities of being prey, there is sufficient food, but freedom is priceless. In this video, the focus is to show the mental state of insane if a person is under solitary confinement and to highlight how animals handle struggles and stress better than humans.

Yu Hsuan Harjula

Yu Hsuan Harjula is a media/art student in TAMK. She comes from Taiwan and now resides in Tampere, Finland. She became interested in photography as a kid, however, the environment was not supportive. After moving to Finland, her ex-spouse supported her in pursuing the possibilities to study in art and photography.

Yu-Hsuan is most interested in photography. At the moment Yu-Hsuan is exploring moving images in the fine art field.

Yu Hsuan Harjula Art

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