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Hanxun Qiu

MA work

Migratory Bird

I try to approach the subject of 'self-awareness' or 'ego' from different angles-and always want to know what will happen if I could forget who I am and really to look at myself as a stranger. Things can be so different when we look at them closely or from a distance. For me, 'myself' is such a mysterious word, for all the creatures in the world 'myself' could be the most inscrutable thing. The awareness of myself is a cage that somehow limited my point of view-because that is who I am, that's how I see the world. 

I use a very simple form-the 'distance' in the 'chessboard', just want people to think about the concept of relationships. These birdman figures come from the special formation of migratory birds, which for me is a symbol of 'society'. My concept about society is more like 'sense of discipline', society for me is a form which shows the natural of the universe-everyone has their own position, way and fate. 

Info

  • Hanxun.Qiu
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2014

  • I've always been thinking what is my true desire for living in the world, and I finally found it is the relationship-the relationship between me and others, the relationship between us and the whole universe. For me, self-awareness and connections with other individuals just proved that I exist. Then I started to think about, just by living in this world, we are actually changing the world-no matter how small it is; on the other hand, the world and others also changed or shaped ourselves. These influence and connections are so hard to explain that I think everyone has their own answer and I wish my work  could be a 'question' that ask people to think about it. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Silversmithing & Jewellery, Glasgow School of Art, 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • Photo Exhibition, Glasgow school of Art, Glasgow, 2010; New Designers, Business Design Center, London, 2011