I am a visual artist, digital animator and motion graphic designer. I mainly work with video and computer-based media, but my practice also includes installation, writing, sculpture and printing. I am a composite of fine artist and graphic designer. In my art practice, I address collisions and alignments between commercials and art-making through digital media, as well as the hybrid incorporations that lead to open access of art and culture to more audience. I am interested concept of living as a “digital diaspora” and how this identity breaks the barrier of physical space under social, cultural and political constraints in China. My work proceeds to present in different digital media : video, virtual installation, social media persona, AR and VR experience. It investigates several topics in playful ways: How digital images consumption constructs our perceptions and perspectives in the real world, how the information and meanings behind digital images impact our attitude to social-political changes and concept of “truth”, and the potentials of digital space and technology to build ‘new reality’, archiving Chinese family history and engage in social activity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hailing Liu (Chinese: 刘海玲; b.1997) is a multimedia artist born in China. They received their MFA in Film, video, New Media, Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Their work employs diverse media in their art practice:video (2D & 3D animation), computer-based media (Augmented Reality, Social media), writing, printing and installation. Focusing on family history, Internet, digital diaspora and grass-root culture, Liu captures social, cultural and political changes in contemporary China and their relationship to the global. Their work specifically examines digital image consumption in people’s daily life, highlighting the social impact of media representations from digital images. Liu has been exhibited their work internationally in physical spaces such as 4C gallery (USA), Espacio Gallery(UK), CICA Museum (Korea), virtual spaces such as NewArt City, Silicon Valet and Spatial. Their work has also been shown in film and animation festivals – Supernova Digital Animation Festival (USA), Burnt video and Experimental Film Festival (Canada) and Du vert à l’infini Music Festival (France).
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