Please upgrade your browser

For the best experience, you should upgrade your browser. Visit our accessibility page to view a list of supported browsers along with links to download the latest version.

Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Ao Jing

Show RCA work

  • rock rock

    rock rock, Ao Jing 2017-2019
    ceramics, iron,bamboo
    1500mm*1800mm | Photographer: Ao Jing

  • Play

Major project:

An instrument

Play it.


  • Three years ago, I made two hundred ceramic hollow stones and this work is not yet finished, it could also be said that it is still in progress by itself. I placed these two hundred small hollow stones in several different locations, on the mountains, in the streams, by the side of the road, by the sea: passersby will not notice the stones on the surface unless they pick them up. Thus leading them to think about the question of public space.

    Following this idea, I made 300 ceramic bells as an instrument. The idea derives from my sensitivity to music and sound and the various experiences I have had in the temple in my childhood, as well as the feeling of nostalgia and healing for the sound of bells. Because of the first work 'Stone', where I enjoyed the process and the quality of silence and time, I started to implement 'rock rock'.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, 2017
  • Exhibitions

  • Performance part of 'Aiweiwei', Royal Academy of Art, London, 2015
  • Awards

  • Parade Art Prize, London, 2015
Royal College of Art