Lin Jingjing has decided to continue and develop one of her ongoing relational project
-- The color of memory
as an intervention for the Social Sensibility Program.
After visiting the factory a couple of times,
she started collecting very specific personal information from the staff;
her three questions are:
1-think back to your earliest memories: what is your most painful memory?
2-if that memory could be transformed into an object, what would it be?
3-what color would you use to describe this memory?
According to people's answers,
Jingjing will create a custom-made painting for each person;
with an operation very similar to that of a production line,
she will materialize their answers,
their memories and their projections on several square canvases
that will be later exhibited in the factory.
Her project is challenging in the way it demands a consistent amount of trust
and empathy between the artist and a relatively unknown audience.
The promise here,
is to use this fragile and uncomfortable territory of encounter to create
a new kind of sympathetic bond between the artist and the other person.
Quite unusually, this connections is expected to happen, since the beginning,
in a very confidential and private level,
one where an individual choses to reveal something very personal to
the -unknow artist- and accepts to find him/herself in a very exposed
and weak situation,
which is sustainable and acceptable only through the mediation
of the artistic process.
The transfer experience which takes place between them is exists,
symbolically, in the finished -custom-made painting- ,
a strange manifacture in which the notion of authorship is unclear
and the line between subjective and onjective perception are lost.