Liu Di (CN)

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

01 March - 24 March

Image: Liu Di, 2019.

Brave new worlds.


01 March - 24 March


Rodda Lane RMIT University [i]
Rodda Ln, Melbourne
24 hrs


Technological Futures


Wheelchair access



In A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion, Liu Di envisions future worlds and investigates the potential of digital manipulation, departing from documentary photography without completely breaking into fiction. Incorporating methods from photography, painting, and computer graphics, and references to cinema, architecture, and space exploration, the artist seeks an unfamiliar aesthetic in order to ponder the question: in what time and space are we living?

“I have no position on what a perfect world could be, or judge the worlds I create,” he says. “Whether they are good or bad worlds, whether you want to live in it or not.”

Curated by PHOTO Australia Supported by RMIT University

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March