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Beili Liu Lure/Wave  

The ancient Chinese legend of the red thread tells that when children are born, invisible red threads connect them to the ones whom they are fated to be with. Over the years of their lives they come closer and eventually find each other, overcoming the distance between, and cultural and social divides.

The installations make use of thousands of hand spiraled coils of red thread suspended from the ceiling. A disk may be connected to another, as a pair, and a pair of disks is made from a single thread. Every coil is pierced in the center by a sewing needle, which then threaded and enables the suspension of the disks. Subtle air currents set the red disks swaying and turning slowly as the loose strands of thread on the floor drift and become entangled.

Each composition of the Lure Installation Series carefully responds to the given space and its architectural specificities.

Lure/Wave, 2010 UICA

Beili Liu Lure/Wave









Lure Series is part of the Red Thread Legend Series. See also Tie.Untie, and Bound #2.




Lure/Wave detail

Beili Liu Lure/Wave  

Lure/Wave detail 2

Beili Liu Lure/Fall   Lure/Fall, Fiskars Finland 2009
Beili Liu Lure/Forest   Lure/Forest, LA 2009
Beili Liu Lure/Forest  

Lure/Forest installation view

Beili Liu Lure/Rise  

Lure/Rise, Chinese Culture Foundation, San Francisco 2008

Image by Frank Jang







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