Yibing Chen is an interdisciplinary textile artist. An observer, storyteller, filmmaker and spinner. Her work crosses textiles, sculpture, moving image and performance.
Her work the ‘Domestic Spinner’ explores the connections between spinning and women's identities, their bodies and activities of domestic life. Researching the history of hand spinning Yibing made a series of her own ‘spinning tools’. Building them from everyday household objects such as wooden spoons and mixing bowls. Through her research Yibing noticed connections between the tool and how it interacted with the spinners body, rolling against the leg or dropping from the spinners hand. Yibing developed a body of work focusing on a woman’s body spinning with these ‘household’ tools.