Working with paper, Liling’s interest lies in highlighting the material aspect of the medium through methods of reduction, focusing on the different surface treatments of the pictorial plane.

Reflecting on the remnants of a 1950s warehouse building undergoing redevelopment in the coming year, Blurrings is made of photographs taken in the space and transferred onto glass shards. What comes to the fore is not an identifiable subject matter, but glimpses of what-had-been; each serving as a trace of the process and the space amidst its change.

Often we do not remember things in their entirety but in small fragmented parts. 

Taking interest in the various treatments of a photographic surface, Liling wants the viewer to think about how we may look at the representational aspects of a photograph differently.  

By Liu Liling

To see Liling’s final piece, come down to the SOTA Art Gallery from 4 March to 13 March 2020.

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