ONLINE EXHIBITION 2020
<<<CALENDAR MORTAL Sept-Dec
This exhibition is about the cancer experience. 10 artists came from different countries to express their understanding of cancer patients' experience. Using a variety of artistic styles to convey cancer patients' stories. Encouraging more people to pay attention to these patients' life after their treatment in daily life.
This is a story of a broken fan that is transformed by the movement of light and simulating the environmental sound of a summer night and then realizes to get a second job. Even though this time it may only bring a breeze in the heart, but I believe that the power will not decrease.
Don't stop the pace of moving forward, we still need to live hard and gain something new and meaningful.
Zhaoyi Li 李兆仪
Untitled， Comprehensive materials，2020
Mary Wanuda Gibbon玛丽·瓦努达·吉本
Exploring the connection between object and communication; I am interested in how culture and society adapts around objects that they identify with. Using installation, I explore the value of cultural materials through the process of making, such as weaving, which takes a lot of attention and care to progress. Identifying as a dual citizen, I am drawn to how I can use materials in nontraditional ways to form a bridge between both of my cultures, and merge them into one. My current practice has extended to exhibiting in open spaces such as gardens and places where nature grows.
During this project, I wanted to put myself into the mind frame where I am able to find my own space of healing. Weaving individual threads over and over again surrounded by nature, with the sun shining. I was able to feel some form of serenity. Using time as an art form, I filmed myself weaving. As you watch the film, I hope you are able to let your mind go blank as mine does to find a space where you are able to find serenity.
Peace of Mind，fabric, 2020
The first approach to sculpture , video, 2020
The constant evolution of the human body, its mechanism and its plasticity are the core of my practice. I seek to capture a physical energy and to materialize it into organic forms, polarized colours and provoked situations. Painting allows me to create a re- pertoire of gestures, which then I transcribe into sculptural and performative fragments such as body extensions getting closer to the public. By bringing closer organic and synthetic materials, I connect them and generate a reaction of complete fusion, or then a symbiosis, referring to human behavior and social relationships. I imagine my installa- tions in space as choreographic sequences, a tension, relating to my practice of sports gymnastics in competition. I had the feeling that my body was metamorphosing in the effort, that split in the figures. By circulating between the macro and micro, I try to make visible an organic interiority which is never fixed responding to the environmental and technological conditions of today.
Xuhui Zhang 张旭辉
Untitled, 2m*1.8m*1.2m,Video media, 2020
This work is experiential installation art. It uses mosaic video and pure colored light to represent the monologues of breast cancer patients, and the interview dialogue is edited in the sound design to create a theater-like monologue. In the scene, the space like a window sill is like a heart leading to these patients, and scenes are played in this window.
The light of various colors combined with the mosaic video with obvious color tendency leaves more imagination space for the audience.
The patients' monologues are also positive words. I hope the audience can feel their strong power in the works and pay attention to breast cancer.
Pavelescu Alex Vasile
帕维列斯库. 埃里克森. 瓦利斯
The Opportunity for a Fresh Start, digital art, 2020
'I think my artwork almost speaks for itself.
As you can see, I used elements from 'Hand Shadow Theater' aesthetics and Photoshop aesthetics.
Making them an ensemble inspired by the times we live in.
Presenting the importance of the health system for the protection of the population of the globe.
Now it seems more than ever that the global feeling is present.
I hope that patients who see my artwork in the hospital exhibition feel that someone is taking care of them and aesthetically as much as health.
At the same time I want to inspire, comfort and give them hope.
Yi Dong 董艺
This artwork depends on that a patient told her experience. She is very brave to accept her cancer. To my surprise, she makes friends with her cancer cells. Talking, eating, shopping, treating with these special friends. She doesn't fear cancer and death, she embraces her every cell. So I made these cells as monsters with different moods. They are adorable, unlovely, indignant, depressed, hopeful, etc. This ironside learns how to coordinate and advance equally, for complement and the helpmeet of these cells.
Little monsters, paper clay, 2020
My work can be perceived as calming and meditative but at the same time be grating and irritating, inducing feelings of anxiety and tension. Within this the work is playful, with an anarchic element of humour, celebrating everyday moments of wonder. I want to invite the viewer to take notice, catch a glimpse, make one aware, reveal that which is unseen or hinted at, to highlight invisible forces, and make concepts tangible.
As a result of COVID- 19 lockdown in the UK, I turned to walk as a means of exercise and routine, but also as a form of escape. During my walks, I have been discovering alternative ways of exploring the environment and subsequently incorporated this into my art practice with a series of interventions which I documented.
I find walking can be very therapeutic, it gives time to contemplate and reflect. The pace of the walk adds a rhythm that is both purposeful and calming.
When I head out for a walk I make a point of taking a tool or medium with me. In my case, this can be a magnet on a string which I use to collect debris or a handheld mirror which I use to highlight and pick out an alternative perspective of the surrounding environment.
Sometimes I will seek out another way of engaging once I am out. This could be by walking through puddles of rainwater, creating mounds of fallen debris from a tree, or making a mark along my way with a chalkstone.
Art can be anything and everything. Outside of the studio, you can find many ways to investigate and express yourself. If you’re not able to go for a walk you can have a variety of experiences by taking an alternative perspective, perhaps in a garden or on the street outside.
For “Sea Painting: a paper’s journey” I took a roll of paper for a walk into the sea and out again onto the shore. Back on the sandy beach, my children walked along the paper and seagulls pecked at it. The performance was filmed and photographed before I later displayed the dried out paper in various configurations in the gallery. Having gone through a journey of cleansing and purifying, of labour and play, the paper has a strength and beauty as sculpture; like skin and the body it proudly displays signs of aging, history and decay in its’ marks and stains.