What can be said at all can be said clearly,
and what we can not talk about we may see it in silence.
——Adapted from Ludwig Wittgenstein
Narration is an indispensable element in everyone's life. Without narration, history cannot be connected in series and meanings cannot be generated. Unlike text narration that relies on comprehension and imagination, vision is a direct communication between the soul and perception. At the same time, visual narration can also be concealed, secret, and full of metaphor. Based on this, my personal works tend to use projection, 3D graphics and installations as medium, communicate ideas, positions and even emotions to the audience through visual narration and metaphors. Behind the different types of approaches, the story takes place.
I am willing to share with you.
Most of my works are installations based in space. I am interested in how to project the digital materials on a textured surface to create a variation visual effect. For the themes, my research is mainly about the eastern tradition such as Zen Buddhism and Western Post-modernism. The narration of my work is usually metaphorical.
Turning my track from philosophy to design is a bold change, but not a surprise. I always want to be the one who realizes the ideas myself, rather than studying existent achievements with theory. Although philosophical proposition is obvious in my design, I am not trying to translate concepts and logical analysis through visual works but hoping to create a narrative visual atmosphere with my own thoughts and feelings.
2015 - 2018 Renmin University of China (MPhil)
2018 - 2020 Royal College of Art (MA)
2019 One Housing Arlington Autumn Exhibition, Arlington House, London
2019 P3-P177 Exhibition, Tender Books, London
Projection & Performance — In the process of projection and performance, I continued my exploration of projecting on textures. In this work, I used semitransparent fabric and projected the image of the performance onto it, creating a visual effect between real and unreal. By introducing live performance, the final result is a phantom appearing and disappearing, which is close to Derrida's "ghost". As he said in Ghost Dance (1983), "Here the ghost is me. Since I've been asked to play myself in a film which is more or less improvised, I feel as if I'm letting a ghost speak through me." The performance itself is creating the magic of the current moment. When the projection ends and the performance stops, the “ghost” will disappear.
In the process of 3D graphics, my design of the elements went through from geometric particles to abstract particles, which is a result of visual simplification. I also designed the interaction part between live performance and 3D graphics which shows the transformation between real and unreal. In the eastern, or Chinese culture, people's understanding of the relationship between man and nature or the existence of human in the Tao/god/mother universe is perceptual. In this way, my visual narration of this work is more inclined to use metaphor to leave the audience imagination.
Medium:Video，Projection on fabrics，Body performance
Eating and excreting, connection between them is so close but they would not be allowed to be mentioned at the same time. By projecting a video about eating livestream on a toilet cell, this project is a research of human taboo culture and also, an experiment about people's perception and reaction to an unexpected visual space.
Medium:Textured paper on canvas，Projection，Video
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which is why people are so nostalgic.
Thanks to my tutors and friends,
thanks to RCA,
thanks to 2020,
in various senses.
All the best to everyone ❤