Photo: Yuanyuan Li

Fang Sheng

Yuanyuan Li (CN)

Set in a Chinese Buddhist context, this project focuses on the phenomenon of Fangsheng. The work uses on-screen text files, images and laptop microphones to show the gradual transformation of spiritual Buddhist practice into ritualistic activities of external, networked, capitalist propaganda, reflecting on the deviation of the current practice of Fangsheng from the Buddhist concept of compassion itself.

Yuanyuan Li

Yuanyuan Li is a Chinese artist drawing from cult magazines, horror films, modernist literature and Buddhist culture in observing the „absurdity“ of society. Exploring the relationship between religious beliefs and female identity, power structures, and social norms her work encourages reflection on religious beliefs and practices.