ALL EYES ON YOU | 2021
Ding Ruyi explores the intimate and confrontational relationship between the individual and the external world. In her collaborative performance artwork All eyes on you with Marine One, the exposed female subject is observed through the critical gaze of a woman’s eye. The artwork captures the vulnerability of being observed, reminding us that we also act as observers — women are complicit as both subject and viewer. The blinking eyes staring back at the audience are extracted from Japanese pin-up girls from magazine covers. Artists’ evocative piece reinforces the query“Who really is watching us”.