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Liu Xuguang,
Classic of the Mountains and Seas
  • Classic of the Mountain and Sea test.

Shan Hai Jing, according to Wikipedia, “is a Chinese classic text that is at least 2,200 years old. It is largely a fabled geographical and cultural account of pre-Qin China as well as a collection of mythology.” It is also an important precedent of narrative by image. During the dinosaur extinction and and the rise of human civilization, an era in which old and new phase caused such a graphic narrative.

Shan Hai Jing, explores the power of magic and myth, and promoted the development of human civilization. It represents the ancient Chinese belief of the mountains and nature, which also records the symbols of the ancient myths, opened the human imagination and creativity.

The Yellow River originates from the ancient gods’ image. The Mississippi runs through two cities of industrial civilization. Animation and visual image narrative in Classic of the Mountains and Seas will re-constitute a collision of East and West. With rotating projector positions, mechanical movement, and visual integration in the outdoor space installation creates a contemporary visual chapter of this classic text.

Liu Xuguang

  • Vice-Professor, Ma supervisor in Beijing Film Academy
  • Vice-Director of Fine Art Department BFA
  • Director of New
    Media Art Lab. BFA
  • 2004, Graduate from Tsinghua University, PhD of Fine Art
  • 1996, Teaching in Tokyo University of Art as tutor at Contemporary Art Studio
  • 1995, Graduate from Saitama University, Tokyo University of the Arts, MA Fine Art
  • 2010, group show, The 6th World Summit on Internet and Multimedia International Digital Arts Competition (WSIM-IDAC 2010), Shenyang China, Art work: “I” awarded “The Best Interactivity”
  • 2010, group show, Great Abstract Arts from Celestial, National Art Museum of China, Beijing China
  • 2009, group show, Encounters: The Past Reconfigured, Nash Gallery Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
  • 2009, group show, Yipai–Century Thinking Contemporary Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing China
  • 2007,group show, The Third Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu China
  • 2006, solo show, 2006 Marks, Refined Nest Gallery, Shanghai Beijing

Presented by Beijing Film Academy and the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota