A Weak Road & Spotting Zone
by Liu Tao

This content is provided in association with Photography of China, a curatorial platform that has been offering an alternative vision of China and its history through the eyes of those who love photography.

“A Weak Road & Spotting Zone”

by Liu Tao

This content is provided in association with Photography of China, a curatorial platform that has been offering an alternative vision of China and its history through the eyes of those who love photography.

Situated on the border between photography and performance, Liu Tao’s series reflect upon his conceptions of freedom and introspection.

Liu Tao rethinks street photography and self-portraiture by imprinting his naked body in the landscape. “We get dressed to hide that we are as fragile as dust. When you undress, you reconnect with nature, and you realize that the whole world is nothing but dust,” he says.

Liu Tao 刘涛 (born in 1985 in Gao’an, Jiangxi province, China) is a lone wanderer who invites us to lose our way in puzzling landscapes. Consumed by wanderlust, he ventures across cities and suburban areas in search of the spot that would echo his deep sense of alienation in face of a globalized China. Liu Tao has indeed developed deep concerns about contemporary Chinese society, notably its attempts to make a clean break with the past and its destructive velocity.

Images credits:
© Liu Tao, Courtesy ON/gallery