[ Shizico on aRt: a Documentary ]
A Solo Exhibition
[Memory of a Painting] 2019-2020
[Memory of a Painting]
1.95x2.43 meter , Colour palettes: oil, acrylic, mounding on papers.
A concept 2 years in the making, I have been waiting to see it realised after two years of making the painting, “ Memory Landscape.”
These are original colour palettes from the days of painting in the studio. They now reconstruct the memory of a landscape painting in an abstract form through its original palettes.
[ Maximus Drawing Fundraising Project ]
[ White ]
[White] (June 2016) is a part of an ongoing process working on the concept of what memory means to us as humans and the nature of memory.
The installation deals with the time and spaces one lives in and one's memory resides. White creates a space where two worlds meet with a Kaleidoscope of white.
White visualises a broken memory through object casting and wedding dress making. Through working with raw materials, family belongings, and natural life objects, this installation tells a story of a broken memory.
AVA Building, London: Showcase of Prof Doctorate in Fine Art, UEL.
[ Family Album ]
[ Family Album ] 2015 is a project exploring the relationship between memory and the landscape of memory, a project on loss and loved ones in life. Shizico takes on the smell of a childhood memory, her family's authentic garments, and symbols from her cultural background; by combining each element, the installation tells stories of specific important memories and persons in her life.
[ Morning Archive ]
306 pictures taken in 4 years, winter 2010-May 13th, 2014
The process of getting these images of Morning Archive is Shizu's profound poetic debate on human existence. These pictures are her internal murmurs for survival. Each photo of drying dishes is a leftover 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 : Pit One, Facing East ]
An installation of 31 sculptures, mixed mediums: utensils, ceramics, metals, and bottles
[ Lady in No 5 ] Solo exhibition
The solo exhibition [Lady in No 5] presents new ways to show Yi's works, from photographs to drawings made over the years (photos, drawings, and etchings from 2013-2015).
The upper-level gallery created a surreal space that was real yet very dream-like and evocative, wishing to take viewers into the space for contemplation.
Installation, video work, and other 2D works are all in the service of Shizico's obsession with keeping 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 space at the speed of time through the film projection. This solo exhibition occurred in Truman Brewery, Gallery 12, London, in October 2015.
[ Lady and Her Dog ]
[ Lady and her Dog ] 2015 is an environmental installation that projects 4 hours of documentary film in a white furnished room. The film was shot over three months, capturing real moments of Shizico and her dog, Favor's life in their kitchen. Shizu lost her beloved dog-son to Wobbler Syndrome after four years of battle with this neurology disease in autumn 2017.
The concept of this work is to preserve the memory by replaying these moments in life-size onto a room with authentic furniture, bringing memory into real space and in real-time. The installation is where the past becomes now.
[ Genesis-Morning Archive II ]
This project is a process of 18 layers on a 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 printed on papers and an object [ Mother] . The idea is to build 18 different days of [Morning Archive] drawings in a single zinc plate to create mono-etchings. This process pushed me to try new ways of making etching images each day. The racked etching plate is treated as an artefact that involves an additional five layers ( over two weeks) of solid acid and a hand-cut process. The concept and process of [Genesis] and [Mother] is a metaphor for 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 environmental .
The installation brings family dinners on film, projecting them on the real family table in a room full of artefacts. 490x362 cm , 2014
[ Face , a film by shizico yi ]
Winner of Women Film Makers: Best Shorts Competition 2013 Los Angeles. USA.
2014 International Film Festival of Wales, pre-selection. Face: short film, 10 minutes
Shizico Yi directed, scripted, and produced the film.
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[ Favor Cottage Garden Project]
Constant Gardener is an ongoing project in memory of Favor, her beloved dog son. It is a project of making a garden for then 14-year-old ill Favor to recover started in 2015. Shizu lost her beloved dog-son to Wobbler Syndrome after four years of battle with this neurology disease in 2017.
SY Studio is the brainchild of Shizico's creative energy, and it has run a design studio [ Gloria Shizico Yi ] and an art-charity project [ no barking aRt ] since 2013
[ As I lay in 1000 ways ]