ANCESTORS PROJECT When Lie Soei Pin, my grandfather, passed away in 1996, I was only 5. When Tjan Ang Kie Nio, my grandmother, passed away in 2010, I was in Canada unable to attend her funeral. I wasn't a photographer then in either events, and merely took amateur photographs. In 2012, however, after my Dad’s video camera was stolen in Switzerland and lost footage of Tjan Ang Kie Nio’s funeral, I decided to save whatever remains. I requested my Aunt, who’s been caretaker for my grandparents, to take out remaining images of Emak (grandmother) and Ngkong (grandfather). I figured, ever since they moved from Padang to Jakarta in 1982, they have never opened their collection of photographs. However, the discovery wasn’t merely extremely rare photographs of ancestors, childhood, weddings, or studio portraits, but also artefacts such as school reports, Chinese-naming system, and several other items that we, the family, thought they were lost. This ongoing project will be projected into a private family exhibition in 2016.