Inverted Face: No.1
Face is a screen, a barrier that splits me as the inner and the outer Self.
It is showing at the same time it is hiding.
It shows the rational presence to its public.
It hides the internal struggle for its privacy.
Inverted Face: No.1 turns subjectivity inside out, flipping the scree to explore the internal Self behind its face.
Youjia Lu uses digital media to fulfill an idealistic wish to allow the Self return to the stage of existence before the Mirror Stage (meaning an unsocial and unformed Self before the identification with its image in the mirror). She has shown at Columbia University (New York), the Digital Entertainment Jam (Beijing), Marvel: The 2014 Windsor Prize, The Windsor Hotel (Melbourne), Fringe Film: Digital Creatures (Melbourne), Seventh Gallery (Melbourne), George Paton Gallery (Melbourne), Chin Chin Wall of Art (Melbourne) and Melbourne Projection Space (Melbourne), and has recently accomplished her first artist in residency in Picture Berlin (Berlin).