Jiayu (Sherry) Hu

Final Year Senior Design & Construction

This collection is a rebellion against the modern employment. I believe modern employment is a form of wage slavery. In order to escape, people have developed layers of protection, armors which eventually become the strength. The hierarchy in work and the competitive nature of office culture can easily make the middle-class workers feel a lack of confidence. They gradually start presenting themselves to their colleagues and bosses by enlarging their bodies to appear more powerful in order not to be defeated. This performance of power becomes their ideal image, and once they are at the top, they view themselves as if they have escaped from the horrors of wage slavery, but they are still part of it. In order to maintain their status, they have to be a part of the system. Nothing has changed.