Shiyuan Liu (1999, China) is a storyteller and artist, working on immersive experience, narrative and interactive fiction, audio-visual storytelling. His work explores the grand narrative of contemporary society through daily phenomena, which aims to explore the embodied virtuality and the diverse communications of multiple senses from XR medias, such as sight,hearing, touch, and smell. His current work focuses on the interactive and immersive storytelling of contemporary culture.
I was born in the era of globalisation brought about by the rapid development of information technology in 1999 and grew up in China. I've loved creating stories and telling them to others since I was a schoolboy. As I was exposed to more diverse media and art forms while growing up and learning, my way of telling stories gradually transformed from dictation to image, sound, performance, VR and other cross-media methods.
Contextualising these and my current practice/research interests, I identify myself as an artist working in interactive and mixed reality art, creating intimate and complex combinations of physical and virtual elements, exploring the contemporary self and its synthetic flesh. During graduate study at RCA currently, I have an ongoing fascination with all things emotional, embodied, felt, sensed. Over the last five years, this has included the visceral, the physical, the relational, the performative and the participatory. I am an digital artist/ storyteller within various art forms: Immersive experiences, VR, XR, participatory performance and interactive art.
With a very practice-based background, I create intimate and complex compositions of physical and virtual elements, exploring the contemporary self and its synthetic flesh. While using the virtual as an artistic medium and form of expression, I attempt to embrace digital artefacts and imperfections, creating virtual, perceivable self-representations that, despite their digital nature, can still be perceived and felt.
Beginning with this, within this context of the identification with my native culture and the critical thinking I have cultivated through years of systematic study in the West, I will address on the complex relationships between virtual/immersive media and the embodied/spiritual experience.
I received the double degree of BA on 3D Animation from both Tianjin University of Technology, China and Université du Québec (University of Quebec), Canada.
Cosmic amplitude is an immersive space built through audiovisual installation. Through the dialogue between snoring and cosmic radio
waves, the work discuss the entangled relationships between the environment and human unconscious behaviour. And also, by
audiences' participations, the anxiety and self-blame of those who are also troubled by snoring can be relieved.
Medium:Headphone, Camera, Projection, Generate images, Wood
Whisperis an audio-visual installation presenting the voyeur videos from the views of furnitures,and telling the story of a voyeur was spied on and talked about by the furnitures at home.
lt aims to explore the non-limited narrative of digital media whenhappened in the spacial-based situation,as well as to discuss theuse of digital media as the agency between digital space and reality.