Yu Qiao is an artist and photographer from China based in London. Prior to studying photography at the Royal College of Art, she worked as a graphic designer and visual creative practitioner. Her interdisciplinary learning experience has given her a variety of new ideas on creative themes and approaches. Her current work focuses on social and human life from a personal perspective, exploring the combination of different forms of photography to expand the energy of images.
Recent works have been centred on the topic of our attachment to objects and the private memories and desires they embody. For a long time I have experienced a pain that is neither violent nor fading, it is so small that it is not worth mentioning. I seem to experience the curse of identity, but submit to it. The sigh that nothing could change eventually turned into a self-attack. So I use a private room as the main thread to connect and build the whole work. The concept of 'room' is used in the work because I believe that even insignificant personal objects can embody what exists behind the individual's body: the less visible rooms that exist outside the body, such as society, customs and conditions.
May the transparent barrier open its organic holes and allow us to breathe in each other's warmth
Medium:Various used fabrics, silicone, toys, projected images, touch
As simple as its title. This collection of photographs is an exploration of the energy and vitality of comforting objects. How do we interact with an object, starting with a deep hug? Dance, jump and tear with this blanket until it falls over. Feel nothing but the touch.