Ziyan Liu/ 'In the City'

Ziyan Liu is now based in London, graduated from Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, majored in MA Contemporary Photographies; Practices and Philosophies. Ziyan is a multi-media artist, she began to create her first artwork in 2015. Her current practice focuses on the entanglement between digital objects and physical bodies. The works attempt to expand the body through electronic media and in the post-network phenomenon. Ziyan sets out to analyze multi-dimensional identities of myself through a series of digital objects.


''Technology and self-identity are the main subjects of my practice and art study. I believe technology cannot be only seen as a tool serving the form of contemporary art. My works attempt to expand the body through electronic media and in the post-network phenomenon. At present, I set out to analyze multi-dimensional identities of myself through a series of digital objects. My current practice focuses on the entanglement between digital objects and physical bodies. Being a Chinese female artist who is currently living far from family, I am in a situation where my intimate relationships are sustained on a non-physical level. I care about how affection between family members can be delivered through screens. I identify myself as a young Chinese artist growing up in a context of cultural impact. In this context, rapidly changing technological innovations and cultural changes are pulling Chinese youth into one new aesthetic and cultural standard after another. The ever-refreshing memes, idols and hotlists are driven through data, mashing our sensibilities and love into contemporary trends among my generation of Chinese. This is what I experienced and this is what I want to express in my work.''



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