Lili Chin

Lili Chin

Lili Chin

Lili Chin

I think about architecture and scale to draw upon the personal, establishing relationships between audience, imagery and space while questioning historic and cultural perceptions. I seek to explore movement and the psychological boundaries or liberties that people feel in public, private and constructed environments. In the grandeur of sacred spaces, Plymouth Church uses stillness to question light and darkness. Zen Breakfast Variation examines the concept of elliptical time, paralleling movement and gestures at the breakfast table with meditation. While currently expanding my materials, I am using string, stone and light to move towards an emphasis on process and intuition. The research begins on a phenomenological level, with influences such as Heidegger's notion of Dasein. On the one hand, I am interested in the past as a flattening of time to connect us back to the primitive understanding of spirit, tradition and culture. On the other hand, the cinematic narratives of Rivette, Pasolini and Kluge influence me in ways of thinking about spaces, characters, expressions and props. I am attracted to a restrained and understated sensibility but look for a paradox to bring about an interruption.

Artists

Shane Anderson
Robert Becraft
Susy Bielak
Crystal Z Campbell
Micha Cardenas
Mauricio Chernovetzky
Lili Chin
Ted Chung
Leigh Cole
Matthew Coors
Micki Davis
Noah Doely
Rob Duarte
Monica Duncan
James Enos
Kael Greco
Chris Head
Nico Herbst
Glenna Jennings
Merve Kayan
Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli
Vince Manganello

Esteban Martinez
Dolissa Medina
Elle Mehrmand
Gretchen Mercedes
Charles G Miller
Jesse Mockrin
Zac Monday
Zac Kime Montanaro
Sheryl Oring
Clare Parry
Omar Pimienta
Brianna Rigg
Lesha Rodriguez
Louis M. Schmidt
Tim Schwartz
Jerry Truong
Yvonne Venegas
Julia Westerbeke
David White
Andrew Wilson
Suzanne Wright
Claire Zitzow