Wang Yuyu – Falling Practice
BY WANG YUYU
PERFORMANCE & SCREENING
CURATED BY SILVIA VANNACCI
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Wang Yuyu is an independent artist who is based in Shanghai and London. Her works involve various methods, including performance, sculpture, installation, drawing, moving image, sound, artist book and print making. ‘Using body’ has been the central theme of her previous work, building on an interest in the uncertainty of the identity and the situation of the body in the contemporary society. Her recent practice focuses on the movement of body and objects across landscapes, spaces and societies and the creative potential of these liminal and transformative experiences.
Three Trees, 2018
3 still images; 3 channels looping videos.
In the video series Three Trees, the artist is trying to use her body to imitate the bended shape of three trees near her new studio in Shanghai, but she keeps falling during the attempt. Wang, fascinated by those apparently inexplicable unnatural looks, keeps failing to meet her own expectations.
Establishing temporary relationships with the audience and the space, Falling Practice researches falling as a practice, as a process yet the goal, the way to interaction. The artist explores the realm of feelings through the body: hesitation, retreat, contest, compromise, which permeate the status of individual experience in the contemporary urban landscape.