Silin Liu 刘思麟, ‘Diana Spencer & Celine Liu ’, 2014, MO-Industries

Silin Liu’s solo project "I'm Everywhere" was awarded the “Discovery Award” at "Jimei - Arles International Photography Season" in 2016.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I’m Everywhere

The film “Lucy” conveys the following truth: once a person’s intelligence develops beyond 100%, the body, which serves as the intelligence-bearing vehicle, will turn to ashes. The descriptive capacity of “I am everywhere” surmounts temporal and geographic constraints, and at this point, a person transforms into a “god”. When material media can no longer bear the energy of information, the form of the medium will similarly dissipate. In this way, the image is chock full of “everywhere”—it has immense energy, but is also hugely false; it is the end but also the origin. Every time we take a photograph and share it, it is like a ritual or ceremony. We are lost in this irrational worship, meanwhile emitting an entirely new version of ourselves, or, say we are releasing our pent-up selves; such a process expels the fear and helplessness of the environment, and the original but disordered environment maybe also gives us the freedom and opportunity to reselect our fate. [Silin Liu]

Series: I'm Everywhere

Image rights: Silin Liu

Rencontres d’Arles (SNCF shed of Arles/2017)
Follow_Me. New narratives in contemporary photography, China-Switzerland (OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai/2017)
JIMEI•ARLES International Photo Festival (Xiamen/ 2016)
Ars Electronica Animation Festival (Linz, Austria/2016)
reGeneration3-The Third Edition Of reGeneration International Exhibition & Publication Project (Musee de l‘Elysee, Switzerland/2015)

About Silin Liu 刘思麟

Chinese, b. 1990, Shenyang, China, based in Beijing, China

Solo Shows

2016
Yangtze River Museum of Contemporary Art, 
Chongqing, China,
The Artist is Online

Group Shows

2018
La Nuit de Photo de Chaux-de-Fonds, 
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland,
Nuit de la Photo 2018
2017
OCAT Shanghai, 
Shanghai, China,
Follow_Me - New Narratives in Contemporary Photography, China-Switzerland
2017
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, 
Arles, France,
SNCF shed
2016
JIMEI•ARLES International Photo Festival, 
Xiamen, Fujian, China,
Silin Liu
2016
Ars Electronica, 
Linz, Austria,
Ars Electronica Animation Festival
2016
JCCAC Art Village, 
Hong Kong,
Crossing Border-Border Crossing - International Festival of Crossing Media
2016
BA Art Space, 
Shanghai, China,
A Visit to Classic-Chinese Contemporary Photography and Video
2015
Zhejiang Art Museum, 
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China,
Top20 - Chinese Cutting-edge Contemporary Photography
2015
Yangtze River Museum of Contemporary Art, 
Chongqing, China,
Real & Unreal -The First Edition of Changjiang International Photograph & Video Biennale
2015
Musée de l'Elysée, 
Lausanne, Switzerland,
reGeneration3 - Third Edition of reGeneration International Exhibition & Publication Project
2015
West Bund Art & Design, 
Shanghai, China,
West Bund Art & Design 2015
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