“Breath“, by Li Liyue. 4 Faces microResidencies Exhibition at Four-Face Space Art Center. Luodai, Chengdu.

Friday 4th July 2014. 3-5 pm.

Li Liyue’s microResidency was carried out in parallel with other four microResidencies. It’s part of the Project 4 Faces microResidencies Exhibition, which took place at Four-Face Space Art Center of Luodai, Chengdu (China) from 4th to 6th July 2014.

Resulting artwork is part of an exhibition at the space quoted, that will be opened from 13th July to 26th August 2014


Proposal (text sent by the artist Li Liyue)*:



The atmosphere pollution is increasing in our cities, thus the PM2.5 index is getting high extremely fast. Even though gas is not being rejected and eliminated as solid is. So my work aims to make us think about the need of getting rid of toxic gas from our atmosphere.


Inviting the audience to breath in many plastic bags, gathering their breath, their air. After 2 hours there will be many plastic bags with air inside. It’s meaning is to make exhaust gas to be visible and to compare it with the exhaust air created at industrial factories, in order to show the emergency of air pollution situation.


A roll of plastic bags, microphone and sound equipment.”

microresidencia#59 Li Liyue from espacio islandia on Vimeo.

(Pictures: Carmen Soriano)

40min to1 hour: Build a tall building using the bricks.

1hour to1h40min: Strike down the tall building and into dust.

Last 20 min: Spread the powder all over the ground within my working area.


Red bricks, hammer and camera.

(Pictures: Carmen Soriano)


4 Faces microResidencies Exhibition is a project organized by Espacio Islandia, Four-Face Space Art Center, teachers and students of the Fine Arts College of Sichuan University. It is supported by the Spanish Embassy in Beijing, Instituto Cervantes in Chongqing, Chengdu Longquanyi Distrit of C.P.C., Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of Longquanyi District in Chengdu.


*Original text:


针对现在污染日益严重的大气状况,导致了一系列PM2.5 升高。然而



方案:于2 小时内邀请观众一起往塑料口袋里吹气,然后将充满二氧

化碳的口袋系好放在角落,2 小时后会堆积出一定量的口袋,将废弃

可见化。由此可见几个普通人2 小时就能制造出体积庞大的气体垃