Combining multiple formats, media and viewing configurations, Fu's expansive body of work is an interplay of photographic, screen-based and projected images. Her installations have layered analog and digital textures, found and original footage, choreographed videos and live performing bodies–as suggestions towards the folding of virtual into actual space. Everyday gestures are often depicted in repetition, at once conveying and obscuring meaning as empty signifiers in a linear yet looping narrative. Spatially, the surface emerges as a critical point, a tension between illusory depth and screen surface, complicated further by our habituated engagement with touchscreen interfaces. The work suggests a melding of user and viewer, and asks how technologies are transforming our perceptions of space and time.
In this installation, a video depicts a flow of bodily gestures and aqueous imagery against backdrops of color fields and material layers that both delineate and collide the space and surface of the screen. Occasionally, these colors and images correlate with the staged lighting conditions and the photographic imagery behind the video, a slippage and coalescence of representation and real.