The Edge of Vision, or the Edge of the Earth
Medium: Single channel video, color, 6mins / 彩色单频视频，6分钟
Music and Sound Production: Kristian Mondrup Nielsen
2013 Shiyuan Liu Solo Exhibition - the Edge of Vision, or the Edge of the Earth. White Space Beijing.
2016 Unlimited Space: The Re-imagination of Everyday Life, Star Projects, Hong Kong.
2017 Visual Questions, Guangdong Museum Of Art, Guangzhou, China.
The Edge of Vison, or the Edge of the Earth presents the artist’s systematic study of the credibility of narratives.
A series of manipulated natural landscaped images are delicately insinuated into the footages the artist has
previously taken in the United States, Denmark, and China. These include documentations of performances
related to Chinese funeral rituals, and other landscapes that are shot in a National Geographic style; the
footages are shown along with a voiceover that resembles a BBC documentary narration. Purposely
misleading in both visual and audio languages, the work aims at achieving a degree of narration that is clear
but deceitful. A thorough exploration of the mechanism for documentary visual languages developes a
discourse on the relationship between the work, the author and the audience as seen in her earlier work Hi~!.
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