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Digital Direction (MA)

Lushi Liu 刘露诗

This project consists of AR + Autoethnographic Experimental Video + Live Performances.

It is based on real events. In 2022, I lost my grandfather while studying in the UK and I was not able to go back home to see him for the last time due to Covid-19. Two months after he passed away (on his birthday), I lost my dog who had been with me for thirteen years. They are disasters but I chose to face them: I used social media WeChat to circulate a poster, and the algorithm detected me and then deleted me: it showed that I had successfully sent it but no one could actually see it.

From this starting point, I made an experimental video and live performance to remember my grandfather and dog, trying to heal the trauma through art and also trying to reflect on the stifling effects of algothrims on people, critiquing who has the power to decide who can be seen online.

Lushi's photo

Lushi is a photographer, performer, and digital artist.

After graduating from the Beijing Film Academy with a BA in Photography, she moved to London to study Digital Direction at the Royal College of Art.

During her studies at the RCA, she developed an interest in the interaction of performance lectures and digital technology. She wants to evoke empathy through narratives and try to re-imagine art as a force for social change through the lens of quantum diffraction

Her current research interests lie at the intersection of new materialism, post-colonialism, and feminism to analyse how (digital) performance lectures can be redefined as a post-human pedagogical/art form.


  • 2023 The Outernet, London, United Kingdom
  • 2022 IRCAM, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France
  • 2017 Golden Pony Cup World Student Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
  • 2015 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyap, China

Lost&Ghost - Part 1. AR

Before the performance, please read and scan my diary



Parts of the live performance
Performence at RCA White City campus