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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 /

Too Many Words

 

May 2012

Medium: Photography Installation.

Exhibition:

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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