Song Peicong (China), Zhang Peng (China)
Multimedia installation
200 × 140 × 150 cm

The piece explores the introversion of individuals with the proliferation of social media. The digital images serve as a carrier of a psychological theater: in the imagery of subway as a public hub, from the perspective of a vicious spiral of lacking or resisting social interaction, the ‘other person’ is reduced to weird images with only a partial body; on the other hand, an everyday scene is created in a private space, represented by a bathtub: The popularity of the Internet and portable devices makes any public contact seemingly "unnecessary" and avoidable. The gaze on the individuals from the damaged, face-less body surrounding the edge of the bathtub is not weakened at all, but on the contrary, the non-face reinforces the intensity of this gazing – the conflict between introversion and sociality in a same body gives rise to the negative psychological theme.

Song Peicong
Born in 1997 in Suining City, Sichuan Province, Song Peicong graduated from the Department of Sculpture, Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts. He is pursuing his postgraduate studies in the Sculpture Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.

Zhang Peng
Born in 1995 in Ji'an City, Jiangxi Province, Zhang Peng is a postgraduate student at the Sculpture Department of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.

location: University of Macau Museum of Art
01/09/2023 - 05/11/2023