Yige Song is a Chinese artist studying in London. She studied photography for 4 years at Communication University of Zhejiang in 2017 and came to the Royal College of Art in 2022 to continue her studies in photography. During her 5 years of study in photography she discovered that her interests went beyond digital photography. She liked art that she could see and touch, so she never stopped exploring installations in the process of taking digital images. She likes macro and abstract things. She has made works about the unknown planets of the universe - Gliese581g, and the oppressive feeling of sight in an private space - Gaze. At RCA she made an installation, something she has always wanted to do, exploring fate and the Chinese I Ching. This installation is not the answer and there is no end to destiny, A Chinese saying: ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Perhaps our whole life is both a journey towards the end and a return to the beginning.
Pick up the ball and travel through the maze!
This installation is not the answer and there is no end to destiny, A Chinese saying that ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Perhaps our whole life is both a journey towards the end and a return to the beginning.
Materials: wooden sticks, cardboard of two different materials and white and black acrylic paint.
Gliese 581g is an exoplanet located in the habitable zone, it is one of the most similar planets discovered so far compared with the earth. According to scientists' speculation. Life is very likely to exist on this planet.
Room & Sight
Socialization is a stage that all people have to go through, and everyone existing in the society can't avoid the negation and recognition projected from the outside world.
Room is an individual space providing self-defense, and sight is others' judgment and aggression.
Projection & Recognition
Projection and recognition are inseparably interconnected.
We can't avoid receiving the projection, that is, evaluation, from the outside world, and we are eager to be recognized.
And meanwhile, we are constantly projecting our evaluation to the outside world. People are animals that can hardly face their shortcomings. We rely on external evaluation to gain a sense of self-determination and recognition. Projection and recognition are reflected in my works as sight. I put different eyes in every corner of the room. They represent peeping, staring, indifference sight, monitoring, contempt sight, etc., which are tightly wrapped around all aspects of our life.
Under the bondage of external sight and evaluation, people often can't feel safe even in their individual space.
Size:297mm X 420mm
It doesn't matter if you succeed or not
Do what I want to do