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Dust, an inch of breathing

Mixed media, HD video, color and sounds, Dimensions variable, 2017


When Qian was sorting out and clearing her first residence in Paris, she felt the lingering traces of her past daily life in the house where she had lived for a year. The disappearance of those things made her doubt the existence and memories of the past.


The artist meticulously collected every inch of lingering dust in the room with a roller, attempting to extract and reshape the overlooked traces of daily life through this action. The gathered room dust was eventually collaged into an abstract painting. The artist sought to perceive the subtle mediums hidden in time, using the combination of memories and unrememberable objects as a means to evoke recollection and imagination.



                                                                                    Rainer Maria Rilke


Dust, Mixed media, collage

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