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31 July 2020
16:00 (GMT + 0)
Ruijing Ge: Rodents' body exploration
Student-led presentation of photography.

My practice is based on the themes of disease and bodies. I sum up my autobiographical experiences into a stage of dialogues with moving images. Working with photography as a base, I also integrate animation, installation, and performance to solidify my visual language. Through my confessional artwork, I investigate the intervention,control and transformation of modern medicine on the corporeal existence. The perspectives in my work rotate from the self to the father figure, to children’s eyes, all angles contribute to the construction of a body-disease conversation. Under the projection of the body as the medium, the aforementioned dialogue conveys my world view on life, body, and illness. Meanwhile, under the umbrella topic of the illness, I also discuses the organic and the inorganic of the body (organic meaning the biological description of the flesh while the inorganic describes the body as a tool under the intervention of the disease). My works around the different individual experiences which consolidates the different changes in the body while examines intimate relationships under the structure of the disease, all by making my experience visible and public. Within the realms of my discussions, I hope for the work to push the boundaries of the marginality of the body, for the work to allow oneself to look at their and others’ body in an objective manner that escapes the ontological. I further wish for the experience of living and the reflection on the mass would help the discovering of the self and its connection with society while reflecting on life itself by doing so.

School of Arts & Humanities
Photography (MA)
Estimated Duration: 15 min

Ruijing Ge

Photography (MA)
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