Information technology and cultural heritage form the backbone of Zhiqiang Li’s work. As a visual communicator and sculptor, he harnesses cutting-edge digital innovation as a means to project possible futures for disappearing ways of life. The Sound of Changsha Kiln, for example, is based around a major kiln site in Tongguan, China. It is one of the few to be protected at the national level and is known for producing ceramics at the end of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). Zhiqiang provides traditional handicrafts with a new life, offering solutions for how we might preserve them, and their cultural significance, for generations to come.
Image: Zhiqiang Li, The Sound of Changsha Kiln, (2022). Ceramic sculpture. 30cm x 45cm x 30cm.