[ As I lay in 1000 ways: A Documemory ] Solo Exhibition
Shizico Yi Work Archive
The Wedding Project.(June 2016) is a part of an on-going process working on the concept of what memory means to us as human, and the nature of memory.
The installation is dealing with time and spaces both the one lives in and one’s memory resides. The Wedding creates a space where two worlds meet with a Kaleidoscope of white.
The installation visualises a broken memory through object casting and wedding dress making. Through working with raw materials, family belongings, and real life objects; this wedding installation tells a story of a wedding in dreams, a tribute in memory of her loved one.
AVA Building, London: as part of Showcase of Prof Doctorate in Fine Art, UEL.
[ Family Album ]
[ Family Album ] is a project exploring the relationship between memory and the landscape of memory, a project on loss and loved ones in life. Shzico takes on the smell of a childhood memory, her family authentic garments and symbols from her culture background, by combining each element, the installation tells stories of certain important memories and persons in her life.
[ Morning Archive ]
306 pictures taken in 4 years, winter 2010-May 13th 2014
The process to get these images of Morning Archive is Shizu's profound poetic debate on human existence. These pictures are her internal murmurs for survival. Each picture of drying dishes is the left over memory from the night before.
Through the repeating process, life begins to form an order; through this created order,
"I" can start to control the chaos in life
or at least, this created illusion of order gives comfort to chaotic life itself.
[ Morning Archive II / Pit One,Facing East ]
An installation of 31 sculptures , mixed mediums: utensils, ceramics, metals and bottles
[Lady in No 5] : Solo exhibition 2015
Solo exhibition Lady in No 5, (October 2015) this solo exhibition presents a chance to try new ways to show group of works from photographs to drawings Yi had made over the years (photos, drawings and etchings from 2013-2015).
The upper level gallery created a surreal space that was very real yet very dream-like, very evocative for Yi working into a space of memory.
Installation, video work and other 2D works are all in the service of Her obsession to keep memories alive through different ways of making.
The video projections serve her practice in many ways. At times it’s close to a record or a documentary of particular memories; at other times it’s more like a painting of invented mental states or landscapes. Colour and light are also brought to the space in the speed of time through the film projection. The solo exhibition, Lady in No 5 took place in Truman Brewery Gallery 12 , London in October 2015.
[ Lady and her Dog ]
[ Lady and her Dog ] is an enviromental installaltion which projecting a 4 hours documentary film in a white furnished room. The film shot in 3 months, capturing real moments of Shizico and her dog, Favor's life in their kitchen.
The concept of this work is to preserve the memory by replaying these moments in life-size onto a room with authentic furnitures, bringing memory into real space and in real-time. The installtion is where the past becomes now.
[ Genesis-Morning Archive III ]
process of 18 layers on single zinc plate
[Genesis ] 2014 is a process of applying something “old” (etching technic) to a new concept. The results are a series of mono etchings [Genesis] 25 Mono Etching print on papers and an object [ Mother]
The concept is building 18 different days of [ Morning Archive] drawings in a single zinc plate to create mono-etchings. This process pushed me trying new ways of making etching images each day.
The racked etching plate is treated as an artifact which involved an additional 5 layers ( over 2 weeks) of strong acid and hand-cut process. The concept and process of [Genesis] and [Mother] is a metaphor of a person’s life evolving and transforming through time.
[ The Doors / Chariots ]
The Doors/ Chariots ( 2014)
Toilet seats, a film of 100 doors,
Shot in 13 months , July 2013~August 2014
[ Kitchen Story I: EVE ]
[Kitchen Story Series ] is a project dealing with memory and objects which give weight to a person's life and commentary on the transformation of memory through time and space. Eve, a Stop Motion Film premiered in Aug, 2014
[ Kitchen Story II ]
[Kitchen Story II ] is an enviromental
Installation bringing family dinners on film, projecting them on the real family table in a room space full with artefacts. 490x362 cm , 2014
[ Face , a film by shizico yi ]
Winner of Women Film Makers: Best Shorts Competition 2013
2014 International Film Festival of Wales, pre-selection .
Face: short film, 10 minutes