Xiong Liu | Soldiers in Wars


Xiong Liu | Soldiers in Wars

MFA Digital Arts Thesis Exhibition
Opening: Monday, February 24th from 5-8pm

On view: February 25th-28th

Xiong Liu is a Chinese digital artist living and working in New York City. He earned his BFA in Animation and Game Design from Beijing Film Academy. Currently he is an MFA candidate, focusing on Interactive Arts, in the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute. Inspired by gaming and classical Jazz music, Xiong seeks to create works that are experiential and multi-layered. 

“The Soldiers in War” is an installation about three men, Robert Sherrod, William Dyess and Robert Edlin, who served in the military during WWII. Sherrod was a marines, Dyess was a fighter pilot and Edlin was a foot soldier. The concept of the work is to provide two starkly different perspectives on notions of war – one from an idealized political viewpoint, the other from the personal viewpoints of the soldiers themselves. Through this contrast, viewers are able to empathize with the soldiers as human beings, not just idealized icon of bravery and sacrifice.

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