My artworks investigate disappearance and memory. Absent of a subject, narratives take form through multiple mediums as I let the objects in a space tell their story. I take a micro perspective, focusing on small details in order to capture the feeling of a whole place. Objects contain traces of the people to whom they once belonged. Our minds recall people when we see their familiar belongings. An object reminds us of its owner, and places are proxies of the actual person. I create an atmosphere that allows the audience to experience the traces left by time. The details I choose to highlight in images subtly trigger people’s imagination of a specific place and culture.
About the artist:
Yiting Zhou (b.1998, Shanghai, China) works primarily with installation, photography, and video. She is pursuing a double degree program in both Public Art at East China Normal University and General Fine Arts at Maryland Institute College of Art. Zhou’s works explore disappearance and memory. Based on field investigations, she uses oral stories, documentary literature, historical documents, and individual relics as portals to access the past. She combines real events and fictional plots, focusing on people and areas that are forgotten or misunderstood.
Wake up Dreaming
Heaven on Earth: The Lingering Garden
Heaven on Earth：Humble Administrator’s Garden
No.1391 Yangshupu Road