Medium: Single channel video, 1 min. HD 1920 x 1080.
2013 Shiyuan Liu-solo exhibition. The Edge of Vision, or the Edge of the Earth. White Space Beijing. China.
2017 Visual Questions, Guangdong Museum Of Art, Guangzhou, China.
Hi~! is the artist’s early exploration of narrative credibility. The artist uses a children’s camera (that worths
nine dollars) to shoot a crime-scene performance she arranged at her own place. She has an actor with a
toy gun and a criminal costume waiting for her roommate to step out from the shower and records the
embarrassing moment when the roommate meets the actor - when the real meets the performance. In
post-production stage, the artist adds forcefully special effects and video languages such as zooming in
or out, panning and slow motion et cetera, enhancing possible suspicions of the audience. In a candid,
unpolished way, the artist reveals the inherent subjectivity in cinematic and theatrical languages.
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