Rae-Yen Song - Song Dynasty

Rae-Yen Song expands on a project for the 2018 festival, drawing on autobiography and fantasy to speak broadly and politically about foreignness and what it means to belong, or not.

Rae-Yen Song - Song Dynasty

About Rae-Yen Song - Song Dynasty

30th Jul 2020 to 30th Aug 2020
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Online Event Edinburgh
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Online and in the city

Rae-Yen Song expands on a project for the 2018 festival, to add to an ongoing familial collaboration, Song Dynasty. Presented both online and as a poster at a site in the city chosen for its special connection to the artist’s family, the work draws on autobiography and fantasy to speak broadly and politically about foreignness and what it means to belong, or not.

Working across drawing, animation, sculpture, costume and performance, Song continues to evolve a singular and highly distinctive visual vocabulary, which borrows from recognisable ritual and tradition, to generate new and ambiguous myths for our times, that settle and live through virtual, imagined and public spaces.

Visitors to songdynasty.life will stumble on an inscrutable ritual, encountering a small group of costumed figures in the landscape, as they undertake a slow and seemingly eternal, circular procession. Colourful, humorous, yet disconcerting, Song’s figures here occupy the digital realm; but appearing also as a poster in the city, they reinsert themselves into the physical fabric of our lives and bring their unyielding gaze to a multitude of potential public encounters.

Poster Site – Clerk Street Cinema
1/3 Clerk Street,
Edinburgh, EH8 9JH

Image: Rae-Yen Song, Song Dynasty ○○, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

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