>> Curated by Micheal Xufu Huang, presented by SABSAY (Booth - U 01)
Solo show by Chinese artist Liu Wa, curated by Michael Xufu Huang (Collector and founder of X Museum), presented by SABSAY. Activated via an electroencephalogram (EEG) headset, the immersive environment senses and reflects the viewer’s changing attention levels through different colour lights. Painted figures come out of the shadow, as they struggle to survive an ecological apocalypse drowning them.
Liu Wa (b.1994) is an artist who explores the subjectivity and limitation of human perception through interactive installation, moving image, and painting. She received her BA in Anthropology and Art from Yale University in 2017 and currently works between Beijing and New York. Through technological approaches, neuroscience in particular, she creates visual pathways between the abstract emotions of the audience and the physical environment. In the current age of technology, her pluralistic practices seek to grapple with humanist topics, such as self-awareness and agency, exploring the interdependence between the mental and the physical.