Rita Song

Artist Bio

Rita Song was born in 1996 and raised in north east of China. She started her training in art at a very young age and further developed her interest at Tsinghua University. Since 2014, she has focused on crafts, especially fiber art, where she practiced with different materials. She has also worked with furniture and tapestry design. Rita is currently a graduate student at Parsons School of Design, continuing her studies in the Fine Arts Program.

It's Not a Dream

4' 21"

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2021

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2021

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Artist Statement

I’m interested in the dream experience and how dreams and memories overlap and reflect each other. I’m exploring the space between the real and the surreal, the conscious and the unconscious, as well as the physical and the illusive through my work. I collect these dream fragments by imitating and making marks of the subconscious activities that happen beyond reality. My recent practice includes videos that focus on material changes,  repetitive or continuous behaviors, and doubled realities. I explore the illusory, transitory, untouchable, layered images followed by the logic of stream of consciousness. I’m curious about how the scenarios in dreams are reconstructed and narrated while awake.