2013 - 2015
Medium: Single channel video / color / sound / 4k / 33 minutes 34 seconds
Sound Composer: Kristian Mondrup Nielsen
2015, Shiyuan Liu Solo Exhibition, Lost In Exprot, White Space Beijing, Beijing, China.
2015 (film screening), ArtBasel Miami - Film, New World Center, Miami, USA. Curated by David Gryn.
2016 (film screening), ArtBasel Hong Kong- Film, Hong Kong. Curated by Li Zhenhua.
2016 Yinchuan Biennale 2016 - For an Image, Faster Than Light, Out There, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, China.
2017 Visual Questions, Guangdong Museum Of Art, Guangzhou, China.
2017 China Youth Experimental Art Exhibition, Shandong-Taiwan Convention and Exhibition Center, Shandong, China.
Lost in Export takes as its materials classic scenes from history of film and video art, and nurtures, via an
idealistic presentation of affections and romances, a seemingly credible relationship between two groups
of characters. The artist appropriates figures and characters that can emphasize the universality of plots,
and creates a chain of texts that interact with one another by amassing intertextual dialogues, flashbacks
and juxtapositions. The artist grants relevant references to natural scenes that play a significant role in the
narratives, abstracting from it perceivable typical elements. Through composing narratives, the artist
contemplates the emotions and experiences that are fictionalized in contemporary society. In this work,
the artist continues her research-based practice, develops the discourse on the credibility of narratives
initiated in The Edge of Vison, or the Edge of the Earth, and proposes a reconsideration of “classics” in art.
By repeatedly testing the audience’s anticipation of “truthfulness”, the work attempts to hint at this reality:
films can via a commercial model influence our real emotions, change our needs in everyday life; in turn,
human desires modify and future new commercial models, and this nightmare goes on.
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