Black Persimmon | 2015

Academy Gallery Project

Munich, Germany

May20-30, 2015

Materials: photos, iron shelf, soil, magnets

I often reflect on images from my childhood. Recently I have to pull myself out of this self-meditation in memories because of the frequent terror attacks. Rooted in chaotic situations in the Middle East, many extreme events happen in Europe and Asia. Body, limbs, pain, emotions, religion, fragments of these images emerge daily in my thoughts. I invited friends around me to join as part of my creative process capturing images of twisted limbs. In one of the work I chose to use cream to cover a pair of lovers bodies in a way to bury and create segmentations. Every religion has its "sweet" and "smooth" side initially until it goes astray. What went wrong with the cream? It was also the first time for me to try to put organic matters in my work.

The exhibition took place in a space in a metro station in Munich. I put earth on the floor and then placed old iron window frames in the earth one by one. The photos are then fixed to the frames with magnets. The earth was reclaimed after the project to be used in future projects.


©️Photo credit: Yingji Yang Studio Text: Yingji Yang