WHO I AM
WHAT I AM DOING
Xiaojing Peng was born in 1995 in Anhui, China. She is a candidate in the master of art - Art in Public Space at RMIT University. Her background is Landscape Design graduated from Jiangnan University in China, researching on how to coalesce the Chinese traditional landscape structure into a contemporary garden.
She enjoyed learning about the development of Chinese Gardens, which became an opportunity for her to continue to develop and explore the field of public spaces. In this process, it became clear to her that China has many streets which looks very similar, even in different cities. China is losing the character of each city and it is being replaced by rapid and relentless urbanization.
Therefore, Xiaojing decided to study public art in the hope that could make a little change for the city.
As the place of her current study is in Melbourne - Australia. So, most of the design will be based in Melbourne.
The project is about researching how public art takes advantage of human’s ordinary behaviours or actions to provoke or inspire civic engagement, therefore, promote positive change in communities. How to use public art to make an impression on a place not just because of a sculpture, but because there is an experience which brings some tangible emotions? Such as enjoying the pleasure of the places or the scenery of the site.
In the project, Xiaojing used a variety of materials and patterns combined with human behaviours to design installations and social activities. There are different models and paintings in her work. They were inspired by her daily life and the interesting behaviors she observed in others.
In the art process, she uses social activities and installations to reduce the distance between people, as well as the distance between human and art.