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Lonely Fog

First Site Gllery
Exhibition ‘ Her Alters ‘  (2019)

Project Space RMIT

  • Noise Cancelling headphones
  • Instruction cards


When our thoughts connect with something contrasted with human world outside our body. While interacting with poetic instructions with noise cancelling headphone, the experience reshapes our mind in the way words succeed or fail in conversation. This work conveys a message of peacefulness and aethetics of nature ,  especially with an element that is familiar with everyone--Fog, pure water form yet formless. 


Click play on both of the videos together. 



Live sculpture 

  • live moss 
  • stone & sand
  • water bottles

Zen / contemplative installation



(Austere Sublimity)


This work reveals the modern disconnection between nature and humanity. I found that a muddy jungle of concrete can hardly provide people with the calming atmosphere of nature, consequently leading to a chaotic state of mind. Drawing on my East Asian cultural background, when I encounter nature I feel a sense of respect and spiritual purification. Influenced by My personal practice of creating bonsai and moss art, I am often overwhelmed by the aesthetic beauty and calmness of nature. Through the years of study n Spatial design, I am getting increasingly interested in the variety of effects from different space. From these personal experiences, I began to explore how nature can create a contemplative atmosphere to cope my modern anxiety. Particularly looking at how Zen and stone garden art influence and supplement each other. I have consequently created a Zen stone installation as a personal response to modern anxiety, and hopes this installation will assist others in coping with anxiety too. This project ultimately manifests in a small zen stone garden installation composed of moss, stone, sand, and found objects from nature.

Deeply influence by Zen Buddhism, the work is about to see the existence of the objects in their raw state, and try to discover their the beauty and the relationship when we encounter them in different space and time. 

Everything about the work is me constantly learning and understanding the art of Zen, and finally transform the Formless mind into work. In addition,I invite other viewers to share this completive atmosphere when they encounter the work at a unexpected space, which the ability of concentration will be enhanced.My idea of true worship to nature is to become one truly understand the Fundamental Subject as it express itself. The stone installation appeals directly to the depth of our being, because I feel it touches the Formless Self.


“Here we feel the presence of No Mind, of an unintentional quality that is artless and natural, the kind of Naturalness beyond mere naturalness, made by man but nevertheless truly natural and far from any element of exertion.”


                                                  –Shin’ichi Hisamatsu

Displace nature

(space and time)

(New awareness of the object being)


Lonely Crowds

Public art

  • Noise-cancelling headphones 
  • Instructions cards 
  • pencil & paper
Public space is defined as a place where at least two people are exchanging information. Since the boundary between public and private is not clear, How would this change if we could not hear anything or talk to anyone in public spaces?

With booming modern technology, people are getting anxious more easily, we can not help connecting with other people, but have we left anytime to connect with ourselves? This project “Lonely Crowd”, will provide visitors with a pair of noise-cancelling headphones on site, in order to create a silent zone to alienate ourselves from others. A set of instructions and activities to help the participants reconnect with the site. From experiencing this type of public space (gallery) in silence, it will help people enter a meditative state of mind, where everything is silent, the only voice you hear is from your inner self.

Once you put on the noise-noise headphones, you are forced to find your most comfortable position to face the challenge. The first part of silent action is done as an individual activity, when there are more than two people doing it, the silence between them forms the second layer of silence. By doing that in a crowd with others yet somehow only with your inner self, your memories, your abstract thinking come up to finally reach a self-awareness.

When the outer communication is blocked, the participantes are seemingly isolated, the overwhelming self-conscious blossoms from the nurturing soil of complete silence. It challenges the blurry boundary between private and public with the connection between inner voice and outer silence.

This project not only will make you experience the place differently, but also creates a situation about being in a group being alone together within city crowds.The pen and paper is for the last instruction when they return to the starting point,visualising the first sound in mind after the experience.

In order to explore the present contrast in city and nature, private and public, land and raw elements, everlasting ocean and time. In another word, to cast a shadow at the darkroom where such realm is the norm.

It is in my believe that visualisation of particular space is determined by self-consciousness, our senses could be awakened or misled just by the smallest thing, which eventually shaken the balance between inner self and outer self if we are provided by different situations. As the current disconnection of nature is never more profound, my artwork focus on the relationship between natural surroundings. In the field of using basic elements to enhance the viewer’s experience.



                   The back and front of the post card. 

      Postcard Poems 2019


              Visual art


  • Poems written by QIHAO LIANG
  • Visual and postcard design by me.



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Asethetics Beyond

Chinese Cinema
Image collages
GIF art

  • films scenes 
  • Google street view screenshot

This series of gif photos composed selected Chinese censored films with the pictures from Google earth street photo in China.

(Google becomes a company that sells space and collects information about its users and the world. The another reason i use the photo from google is reflecting on the idea of censorship because this website is also blocked in China. )

Speaking of film as an entertaining production for the public, it is hard to avoid the censorship system of each community. Censorship standards vary widely by country, and can vary within an individual country over time due to political or moral change. However in China where has no rating system, all the film must be deemed to suit all audience. This leads to a phenomenon that many worldwide recognised Chinese directors always has minor recognition in domestic.Mainly because the representation of the sexuality or the political issue, those prize winners are facing a situation of being banned or cut in order to be released. From the fifth generation directors(boomed after the cultural revolution) who firstly started to get world recognition in Chinese film history, there is a list of films from that period were banned for screening temporarily, a few permanently. Even it is common for films to be edited to fall into certain rating classifications.

GIF stands for contemporary fast-food style pop culture, endless looping leave the audience no choice but watch again and again.Unlike video, gif does not need you to press the “play” button, they are everywhere in our internet life.


Nature in-between us(2017-2018) 

 FirstSite Gallery@RMIT

Photo Prints 

  • Photo collages of crowds and natural scenery