A dozen years ago, Elizabeth Briel left the US to explore the Asia-Pacific, hasn't returned yet, and is currently based in Beijing. At the heart of her work are experiments with multiple layers of meaning given by the interaction of material culture, text, language, and cultural collisions.
Qingdao Old and New, Cyanotype mural commissioned by YCIS Qingdao, 2014
Cyanotype photos are one of the earliest forms of photography, made with sunlight, water, and iron salts. Sometimes they don't even need a camera. Also called Blueprints, Cyanotypes were how architects once reproduced their drawings.
Design lecture on photograms, using principles of transparency and light
Elizabeth connects people with art through various projects, most recently China Obscura in Beijing, a space for Chinese and International artists to collaborate, work, and exhibit together (opening April 2016).
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