Medium: Photography Installation.
2013 Shiyuan Liu-The Edge of Vision, or the Edge of the Earth, White Space Beijing, China.
2012 The 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale, OCT-Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China.
Too Many Words consists of a series of life size portraits, and a number of prints of red velvet curtains.
Through the lens language, the artist captures the so-called “most dramatic”, “most expressive”, “most
intense” theatrical moments, and explores the predefined understanding of human emotions. Portrait
photography documents the dramatic moments, just as extracting an act from a given play, reducing the
three dimensional experience to a two dimensional one. The work relates performance with photography
and creates dialogues between photos, inviting the audience to be part of the staged performance. The
artist raises questions through the interaction between the real and the fictional, and tries to stress via the
abstracted human emotions the truthful border between fixed concepts and possible contextual transgressions.
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