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/ 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 /
/ Guggenheim Stillspotting /
/ Hi~! /
/ Chair No.1 /
/ Evidence /

From Happiness To Whatever

 

September 2015

Sound Installation

Sound producer: Kristian Mondrup Nielsen

Exhibitions:

2015 solo exhibition, From Happiness To Whatever, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China.

2016 Bentu-Chinese artists in a time of turbulence and transformation, FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON, Paris, France.

 

From Happiness To Whatever is a sound installation. A given space is covered completely with small carpets,

each in the size of 45 x 45 cm, corresponding to a style in the history of design. There are four speakers

imbedded in the ceiling, resembling a certain voice that “comes from above”. Emphasising the visual

harmony between each block, the artist reviews the topics of identity and immigration which she experienced

deeply in her personal life. The audio element is a spiritual-therapy-like broadcast program created by the

artist. In a humorous and ironic fashion, it repeatedly educate a visitor on the key to happiness. Didactic

broadcast program and the controlled softness and comfort of the space are in direct contrast, and the

work in its totality attempts to encourage the audience to reflect upon relief and relaxation achieved via

ignorance and oblivion. The work invites, and inquires in a fashion that is direct and delicate the concept

of identity based upon nationality and language.

 

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