Shufang Lyu's research project "ASPHYXIATING OF WATER" focuses on the water environment from the Alqueva Reservoir to ROXO in the Alentejo region of Portugal. The region is characterized by a semi-arid Mediterranean climate. The ROXO area is a sub-reservoir of Alqueva Reservoir, and the ROXO area of Alentju is particularly vulnerable to drought and desertification. The direction is to examine the coexistence between ecological water use and intensive agricultural and industrial water use.
the creative inspiration for this work comes from the oppression and plunder of the water environment during Roxo's investigation. The significance of the work after its completion is far higher than the water pollution itself. The work reminds people to cherish the living environment and better protect, develop, and use the living environment. This is also an important issue that needs attention and consideration in the process of creating works of art. The water structure in the study area is in the stage of over-exploitation and should be an urgent concern; Otherwise, it may cause irreversible permanent damage to the socio-economic status of most habitats in the region.