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Works (click images or titles for more details)
CV
Contact
/ Isolated Above, Connected Down /
/ Almost Like Rebar /
/ Fuck It, I Love You /
/ Music Forbidden /
/ The Best Is Yet To Come /
/ Best Friends Forever /
/ It´s Nice to See You /
/ The Smallest Lobster /
/ Love Poem /
/ not titled /
/ Wonderland /
/ This Way or That Way /
/ From Happiness To Whatever /
/ OMG Welcome! /
/ Lost In Export /
/ Untitled /
/ Beyond The Pale /
/ We Were Never Alone Never Bored /
/ Someone Else, Somewhere Else /
/ As Simple As Clay /
/ Extreme Deep Field /
/ The Edge Of Vision, Or The Edge Of The Earth /
/ Re-en-act /
/ If It Wasn't /
/ A Conversation With Photography /
/ Too Many Words /
/ Hi~! /
/ Chair No.1 /
/ Evidence /

Fuck it, I love you

February 2018

custom-printed felttiles / found furniture and lamps / fresh coffee / cups and coffee scent / dimensions variable

 

Fuck it, I Love You. is a multi-skin-toned felt carpet installation that invites the viewer to slow down, wander and reflect. The

work presents an instance where context and disposition could drastically alter how a given subject—in this case skin tones—is

perceived and experienced. The walls and floor of the project room are completely covered with soft felt carpet squares in

different shades of skin tone, and on each square there are texts in hues similar to that of the background. While skin tones

as colors give off a calm and safe impression, in reality, they seem to have been measures by which people divide and separate

from one another, resulting in anxiety and alienation. Placing varying shades of skin tone side by side, on which texts in animated

fonts describe scenes from a wide range of unknown protagonists’ lives, Liu hopes to create a space for interconnectivity between

seemingly disparate sociocultural collectives. She believes while people may be different as individuals, the notion of ‘group

differences’ is merely a false and fabricated instrument. Selected from hundreds of narrative descriptions the artist wrote with

friends, each text sounds as if it were an excerpt from a much longer story—a figment in a person's life. Entering into this

comforting and inviting environment, where there are a few pieces of second-hand furniture and a lovely coffee aroma, the

viewer feels as if they had stumbled upon someone's home. Reading one description after another in the surrounding, the room

gradually comes to life, as if lit with countless little projections of mini-films, bringing before the viewer’s eye the 'lives of others.’

Fuck It, I Love You. constitutes a space where empathy and sentiments are evoked, where we take a moment to fathom a

universal connection across all boarders and divides.

 

Exhibitions:

2018 Isolated Above, Connected DownTanya Bonakdar Gallery. New York, USA.

 

installation view at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery ↓

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