My dream review would be an article about my work in an exhibition, and publish in Artforum Magazine written by a critic.
“To be a proof of existence, even though it is just a shadow, even though it is transient.” This is a comment from a critic David Hans for Chang Liu’s interactive piece “See Yourself” series in B Gallery.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is a set of live installation. Those are applications created by Liu to digitally “paint” scenes from a nearby webcam. These six interactive video installations are hanging on the opposite walls separately. An attached camera of each one as an “eye” keeps reading and drawing the surrounding environment and passed-by audiences. Visitors to the space not only see the work in action, but also inevitably get caught by the webcam and participate in the creation of an ever-changing digital painting.
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“See Yourself” constructs a dynamic atmosphere, compared with being in a normal museum. However, the protagonist is not
Liu’s practice is grounded equally in code, chance, interactivity, and painting, with an accessibility and poetic energy rarely seen in new media and digital art. Liu chooses digital art as her language to demonstrate this work. All the visual is generated from
When I was about to leave the gallery, my trail was still left on the screen for a while even though I already walked away. The next person’s portraiture started to cover mine subtly. The textures on top of each other are contributed by the “passages” of time in a way. Their traces are blended, which can be a metaphor as the “texture of time”. “See Yourself” explores the space in between spaces: In between the natural and the digital worlds, on and off, complete logical control and apparent chaos… It’s a mystical space on the edge of discovery.