“Contradictions” is a performative work questioning my beliefs in the Chinese ritualistic practices dealing with death. What is afterlife? Is there an afterlife? What are the functions of the Chinese rituals that we commonly see? The tombstone is built for myself, it is my way of making a personal closure after losing a very close friend in 2009, through a simple ritual of observing a minute’s silence to reflect on the people/ friends around us is made. The tombstone is then destroyed by my own hands.