Questions from the Sky: New Work by Hung Liu
Hung Liu is known primarily for her paintings, which are drawn from Chinese historical photography. She has recently been working on a three-screen video installation based on digital snapshots that she takes with her iPhone. Liu meditates on death and memory in the video through five seemingly simple sets of images: burning candles; dead birds and deer; Buddha's hand fruits; and cloud formations in the sky. For Liu, the images provoke questions of how we remember those who have passed and how images or moments in daily life give us notice of their presence.