Liyuan Chen, Born 1996 in Guangzhou, 2019 Graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, currently studying at Glasgow School of Art
Began the practice of video and installation since 2018, Current practice focuses on the reconstruction of documents with software and sound.
Whole Room tour
A virtual space tour with ambient sound added. I have used old photographs to restore spaces that no longer exist. This is the house where my mother lived when she was pregnant with me.
I found my mother’s used GuZheng at home
The white blob represents the body, a feeling of being pressed and overwhelmed,
while the shadow cast by the sun can represent an imperceptible pressure.
The wooden ones allow for a change in space, I am trying to make a connection between the small spaces of the objects.
The green fake lawn represents a more open space outside. and that‘s how the story begin
It is interesting that as these two ornaments are older than I am, I also have the feeling of playing with these objects as I try them out.
There is also a lot of alternating positive and negative space, and I think this part is similar to many of my previous attempts to use ‘negative space’ as a form of secrecy.
I pulled a lot of silk out of white light clay, and when I found these things at the beginning they had a lot of silk stuck to them,
and I was reminded of Louis Bourgeois’ spiders. But what I see more than anything else is a powerless self-protection mechanism.