[ Without Compromise iii ]
may - july 2018- loss, repetition + the everyday
The third in a series of annual exhibitions in Taunton’s Brewhouse Theatre
curated by Freeny yianni of Close ltd.
[ Loss, Repetition and the Everyday ]
Loss, Repetition and the Everyday presents a collection of drawings and large-scale installations telling stories of an imaginative world inspired by Shizu's real life; bring viewers to your own imaginative space where you can connect with your own life experiences. There is a VR tour to take you to the exhibition. (an accompanied exhibition to Yi's Essay for Prof. Doctorate in Fine Art , UEL ) 2017
[ As I lay in 1000 ways: a Documemory ]
[ White ]
White (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. 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 real 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. 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 : Pit One, Facing East ]
An installation of 31 sculptures , mixed mediums: utensils, ceramics, metals and bottles
[ Lady in No 5 ] Solo exhibition
Solo exhibition Lady in No 5, 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 real yet very dream-like, evocative for Yi working into a space of memory.
Installation, video work and other 2D works are all in the service of Shizu's 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. This solo exhibition, took place in Truman Brewery, Gallery 12 , London, October 2015.
[ Lady and Her Dog ]
[ Lady and her Dog ] 2015 is an environmental installation 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. Shizu lost her beloved dog-son to Wobbler Syndrome after 4 years 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's, bringing memory into real space and in real-time. The installation is where the past becomes now.
[ Genesis-Morning Archive II ]
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 artefact 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 Los Angels. USA
2014 International Film Festival of Wales, pre-selection . Face: short film, 10 minutes
Shizu directed, wrote the script and produced the film.
Elsewhere on shizico yi archive
[ Favor Cottage Garden Project]
Constant Gardener is an ongoing project in memory of Favor, her beloved dog son. Started in 2015, it is a project of making a garden for then 14 years old ill Favor to recover from. Shizu lost her beloved dog-son to Wobbler Syndrome after 4 years battle with this neurology disease.
GSY is about shizico's design works
[ As I lay in 1000 ways ]