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Behind The Waves

Through his art, Jawshing Arthur Liou aims to transform recognizable imagery into realms of otherworldly experience. Pilgrimage is at the heart of his work: his latest project, “Behind The Waves,” took him to Japan to grapple with the aftermath of the devastating 2011 tsunami. Before that, he traveled to Tibet to engage the tradition of mountain pilgrimage in Tibetan Buddhism. Join the Indiana University professor as he shares his sojourns across the media of video, photography, and writing.

This program is presented in partnership with the College Arts & Humanities Institute at Indiana University.

Photograph by Jawshing Arthur Liou

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Jawshing Arthur Liou

Jawshing Arthur Liou works with photography, video, and electronic imaging to create video installations depicting mental and surreal spaces. The videos allow time to slow to a ruminative pace, while spatial scales oscillate between the microcosmic and infinitely expansive. Using sources ranging from landscapes to oil paint to the human body, much of Liou’s work is related to meditation on illness, impermanence, nature, and spirituality. Liou is the recipient of numerous national grants and awards. His works are featured in exhibitions and collections in museums and galleries around the world. He is currently the director of Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University.

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