YING LIU


Highlighting the shifting, participatory nature of viewership, mediated in real time by everyday use of technology, my practice reveals how experimentation is most fruitful when it escapes predetermination. My work hybridizes theater, dance, video, and performance art with DIY props and an exuberant sense of play by employing consumer technology -- such as VR, GoPro and GPS – and featuring diverse, multi-generational performers. My projects have included collaborations with bankers, construction & municipal workers, sociologists, psychotherapists, dog walkers, and scientists -- sometimes all in the same performance. Poking at the traditional boundaries of media-based art, and often smashing the 4th wall between performer and spectator, I stir together contradictory forces of memory, spatiality, and the inherent friction and great possibilities of sociality.  CONTACT


RESIDENCIES/FELLOWSHIPS
2020
“To Be or Not To BQE” fellow, Institute for Public Architecture, New York, NY
2019
Resident artist, ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
2018-2019
Resident artist, Workspace Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
SELECTED PROJECTS
PLAYDATE
ISSUE Project Room
2019



PIGTAIL
ISSUE Project Room
2019


Interactive play in three parts
Ying Liu: A Video Event
Experimental Intermedia
2017

Performance and screening project
Now We Start from the Arm
Emily Harvey Foundation
2015

Dance performance
Don’t Be Shy, Man! - a hybrid show inspired by Stuart Sherman’s poetry 
Emily Harvey Foundation 
2014

Performance
(O Ppl Prefer) Techshting A(ny)way
Emily Harvey Foundation
2014

Performance and screening project

Performance
feat. Rachel Long
Ying’s Tails
2011-

Performance and mixed media