Is It Sweet Like Honey, 2023, Photo on paper
All images courtesy of the artist
“Freedom is something entirely else for me. But there is nothing close to being free for me, my family, friends or my country. But I want to taste it. Is it sweet like honey? Is it beautiful? Is it like heaven?”
"Is it as sweet as Honey?" is a series in which the artist tries to delve into the concept of "Freedom." Having spent her entire life, as well as her parents', in a country dominated by a military regime, the artist wishes to grasp the essence of freedom, a concept repeatedly denied to the people of Myanmar and only to be brutally suppressed through arbitrary arrests and merciless killings by the military.
Rita Khin is a lens-based visual artist based in Yangon, Myanmar. She works on stories that are entrenched upon being part of a queer community and intimate relationships. Along with this, she works with visual poems, geopolitical landscapes and stories that have connection to her country’s complex political situations.
Her art works, including pieces like "Body and Soul," "Soulless City," and "What we remember, when we remember," have been showcased at international photo festivals and venues, such as the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center, Jakarta Photo Festival, and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. She recently joined a 50-day artist-in-residency program in Switzerland, supported by Pro Helvetia New Delhi.