In this series of practices, TOMATO PRACTICE, Yifan uses “tomato” as a medium and a material to explore and represent the feelings, emotions, and relationships between individual and group, individual and individual, human and non-human being.
She also uses herself, the other “yifan,” as a material in some of the works. In Tomato Practice 1, she uses the interaction between the object and herself as a tomato to create a metaphor about the relationship between people and the loneliness of being an object and of being a human being. Tomato Practice 3 presents a kind of craziness in calmness. No one can say which side is the crazy and ridiculous one–the fruits who want to be tomatoes or the others. In Tomato Practice 4, Yifan, as a tomato stem, re-experiences the isolation, the barriers between different individuals, and the struggling of eagerness and fear to be a part of a group. A sense of humor and peacefulness hide behind all of these works.