Born in Beijing, China, Scynge Xing is a New York-based multi-media artist whose interdisciplinary work deals with issues of identity, memories, and personal narratives.
Initially trained as a painter, Xing created long scroll drawings, in which she takes the body as the tool and creates marks left by the bodily movement during performance. The visual presence becomes one of the essential representation of the existence of the individual. Inspired by Francis Alys, Jannie Antonie, and Nancy Holt, Jiǔ Shén·Dionysus , as one of the ongoing performance projects, takes the approach of action painting, the aesthetics of Chinese long scroll ink painting, and the radical gesture manifested by performance art, by which the work presents to be monumental in scale, romantic whilst serious in mood, and freewheeling and spontaneous in form. By splitting alcohol and gasoline through the choreography of movement, Xing transforms her emotion and energy through the abstract form of the marks left by the body, the explosive yet passionate burning process of the fire, and the sculptural moment of the burnt residues in the relationship with time and space.
Jiǔ Shén·A line· PART I/II/III, 2018