Jiaying Li, bases in Shanghai and London, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Shanghai University, she is now studying in Royal College Of Art London, visual communication, graphic design program. Currently living in London. She is interested in book design, installation art and other creative typesetting design and also loves to do some strange handicrafts. Most of her research interests are connected to the dream and reality, spiritual stuffs and Tao.
My work contains memory clips that constantly jump in my brain during a certain insomnia, and these webpages are simulating my brain space.
I deeply explore whether the content of anxious thoughts is useful, and then consider why people need to think, what is the meaning of human thinking, and whether all thoughts are meaningless. The video end up with ‘blank square’, an image that can be anything. The work use an extremely absurd but mainstream thing like black humor to overturn the previous chaotic thinking -the reason why humans can become the greatest species.
I encourage everyone have the ability to enter the blank space, saying, 'If there is no being or ending, if there is one type, it means not a thought, not not a thought.'
Control your thoughts, do not be controlled by them.
In this set of videos, sound effects refer to the atmosphere of brain activity, showing that after meditation, the brain’s state is completely flipped, falling into a dizzy and comfortable space that is a line away from the sleep state.
In this state, all specific thinking content becomes blurred into outlines, the video becomes a framework.