Guan Xiao

Year of birth, place
1983, Chongqing, People's Republic of China
lives and works in
Peking, People's Republic of China

The Chinese artist Guan Xiao reacts in her works to the endless flood of images that surround a person on the Internet day in and day out, and that are taken for granted today as a part of our everyday life. In her multichannel video installations, she takes these images out of their original context and translates them into an order that mostly follows a purely personal logic. With intuitive cutting sequences that are marked by a strong visual and language rhythm, the resulting newly revealed, nonhierarchical contexts of meaning help the viewer to understand the conditions of sight and perception in a media-informed global present that exists in a constantly shifting state.