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SHU ZHANG

SHU ZHANG

Born in China, 1994. Currently living and working in London.

 
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Working in a range of mediums like photography, moving image and installation. My artworks are an investigation into representations of certain times in my life and situation. By manipulating the viewer and creating visual and audio confusion I focus on the phenomena of presence and ‘presentation’. All my experiences encourage a comprehensive exploration of ‘time’ as a concept.

Those experiences also became a potential

enrichment of my artistic practice. My works focus on questions that determine our existence. practice. My works focus on questions that determine our existence.

By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, I try to create works in which the actual event still has to take place or just has ended: moments evocative of atmosphere and suspense that are not part of a narrative thread. The drama unfolds elsewhere while the build-up of tension is frozen to become the memory of an event that will never take place.

 

become the memory of an event that will never take place.

By creating situations and breaking the passivity of the spectator, I made some works that deal with the documentation of events and the question of how they can be presented. The work tries to express this with the help of physics and technology, but not by telling a story or creating a metaphor.