Rodents’ Body Exploration
Release Year: 2020
Publish Date: 25 June 2021 00:00:00 UTC
Runtime : 6 minutes
Language : English / Chinese subtitles
Director's Statement Ruijing‘s practice is based around the themes of disease and bodies. She sums up her autobiographical experiences into a stage of dialogues with moving image. Working with photography as a base, Ruijing also integrates animation, installation, and performance to solidify her visual language. Through her confessional artwork, she investigates the intervention，control and transformation of modern medicine on the corporeal existence. The perspectives in Ruijing’s work rotates from the self, to the father figure, to children’s eyes, all angles contribute to the construction of a body-disease conversation. Under the projection of the body as the medium, the aforementioned dialogue conveys Ruijing’s World view on life, body and illness. Meanwhile, under the umbrella topic of the illness, She also discusses the organic and the inorganic of the body (organic meaning the biological description of the flesh while the inorganic describes the body as a tool under the intervention of the disease). The artist works around the different individual experiences which consolidates the different changes in the body while examines intimate relationships under the structure of the disease, all by making her experience visible and public. Within the realms of Ruijing’s discussions, she hopes for the work to push the boundaries of the marginality of the body, for the work to allow oneself to look at their and others’ body in an objective manner that escapes the ontological. She further wish for the experience of living and the reflection on the mass would help the discovering of the self and its connection with society, while reflecting on life itself by doing so.
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白鲤 at 2021-09-18