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LiQin Tan

77 x 50 x 16. Tan shows a decidedly unique understanding of refractivity. The project touches on the natural means, more importantly, a social phenomenon as well. In Chinese ideology, the phrase “refractivity” holds the dual meaning of 1) initiating an illusion & 2) leading towards social reality, with applications to psychological activities, including brain washing. The installations consist of dozens of large digital prints on metal, along with numerous other animation installations. Some prints are showcased in large water-filled vats, made of tempered glass. The audience can observe the morphing of the digital images, with changes in water-level and lighting, and their refractions through the glass.