The works in the exhibition form a relationships with each other. Regardless of their intrinsic nature, their meaning is given by culture and ideology. By the time this given meaning will transform into a substance or even a structure of reality. The transformation of the ideological space is connected to the natural form of the work. Each of us is trying to become “themselves”, while under the constant influence of ideologies and various cultural obstacles.
The exhibition “Space Being” combines several series, that Bao recently worked on. What is common to them is photographing things in their objective, semantically liberated form. All works describe the relations between two spaces, interpenetrating in tension – the ideological and the space of an open form.
“The night of the space” combines the element of the mountain, the tree, and the moon that been described by me at times. Place in the city, habitat between building and huge, where to place us? Contrasted between the space of ideology and the reality, the struggle between the inner thirsty and the state of the outer society, we need to exhaust the breath between these two extremely crevice. So I try to use similarity of the form of the thing itself to pick up the visual symbol that I want.
“Mountain and Forest” Light, air, fog. In this series, my topic is “mountain and forest”, the mountains bring me not figurative trees, flowers or a mountain. I think it is flowing, fresh and mysterious. It has a damp earthy, fresh air, fuzzy fog. And that is the place to catch the mystery. I use a Polaroid machine, it is half-working. I let it carry into the light, to describe this forest experience, combine with Polaroid randomness and color variability.
“Memory Land” In this proposal, the most essential concept is reminiscence. Inside each entity with memory, there are coexistence of reality and fiction, overlap of time and space, a single scenario, or simply a trace of thinking.
The entanglement between one mistake with another, the interference of one timeline with another, or the free-fall dusts pattern, all become representations of our memory.It contains memory and imagination, while I’m connecting some symbols together. This is a part of space, a piece of land. It exists. What makes this work special is that the dots arrangement was created by depositing dusts on the films. After scanning, it forms spatial depth.
Bao Ting/Janek Zamoyski
Bao Ting (b. 1991)
Born in Wuxi, China. Lives and works in Milan, Italy.
Studied at Nanjing University (BA in Visual Communication Design) and Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (MA in Photography).