- I have been continuously hunting for my connection with the world, experiencing solicitude as well as telepathy existing among people.
The use of useless
Windows could be more closed to light;
Memory could be more powerful things,
which exist in us ideally and lead us deep within ourselves.
In this era of “Most”,
have you ever forgotten nature and civilisation?
or have you thought past daily life and stories were tales now?
To fight against invisible disappear brought by the barbaric era
of the second，
we do should be a high priority in spirit.
We turned a blind eye on it for an extremely long time.
In daytime, we do not see it due to the dazzling surroundings.
Nor can we see them in the evening, because of the remaining afterglow.
Maybe, only in the starless night,
can we glance at those that are twinkling slightly.
They may be the pathways that lead to the brightness.
The use of useless, 2018, YE LIU, Suzhou, China
This site-specific artwork is a fight to defy the vanishing memory of the Dong village in Suzhou. Because of the low-speed development in Dong village, young people are leaving from this place, and villagers have no idea of the place image and the personal identity here. When I first visit this place I was impressed by the beauty of nature and the value of traditional culture, so I created this installation which is in combination with the traditional handicrafts techniques of weaving and the painting of natural scenery of this place to create a new visual memory for the villages. During the creation, 22 people exchanged their story with me, and all of the audience were enjoyable to see art integrated into their place and help them rediscover life.