The world around us has turned into a multilayered structure with constantly expanding realities. Thanks to the technological revolution, we are surrounded constantly by the flow of information. So where does silence fit in to such a world? What do we do when some piece of information is not available? How do our memories work when the requirement to remember is a mere flash drive? These questions along with many more are raised in the work of Lin Jingjing. This contemporary Chinese artist works with a mixed media and performances, touching upon quite fugitive topics. Her main point of interest is the paradoxical nature of a human life; she tries to explore various phenomena and go deep into the human soul.
In her other project CCTV News she used imagery from the public group events and a variety of political photos, all stitched along with the Coca-Cola branding. In China there is a very special understanding of the communication between an individual and a collective, especially taking into account the communist past. Each photo has a distinct feature – there is always some kind of a leading figure and that’s precisely whom Lin Jingjing decided to cut out. The nature of media, as well as a collective memory is a tricky one. Leaders come and go, relationships towards the past change. There is a silent emptiness in these images, when people are left only with themselves.
Lin Jingjing methods are very delicate; they do not exude the artist’s ego or any real kind of a strong opinion. Her art works give a vast field for reflection by just setting the tone of the discussion. Her oeuvre is a unique one in terms of interpretation; it is relatable and personal to anyone anywhere. That’s why she plans to hold a series of performances around the glove and we are anxiously waiting for that.