Liang Yujue

Liang Yujue (*1991) lives and works in Hamburg, studied Fine Arts (BA) at Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and time-based Media (MA) at University of Fine Arts Hamburg.

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05.08.2021 Galerie LADØNS Valentinskamp.39 Hamburg
10.09.2021 PLAN8T Mow無用博物馆 Museum of Waste
03.12- 10.12 2021 In difficult times Kunstquartier Bethanien Mariannenpl.2 Berlin


The 6th intermedia Art Festival 国际青年影像作品展
Hanling Exhibition Area, Ningbo China

Academy Gallery, Nuremberg Germany

Edition Superior
Edel Extra Galerie, Nuremberg Germany

Foresight Film festival N°4
Urania Berlin e.V., Berlin Germany

Long Night of the Sciences
FAU, Nuremberg Germany

Don’t You Blame Anyone (Future Comes Quickly)
Auf AEG, Nuremberg Germany

Same bed different dreams
Galerie der HBK Saar, Saarbrücken Germany

I ART Youth Project 城市人的维度
Essence Contemporary Art Museum, Chongqing China

KulturPalast Anwanden Festival 2017
Anwanden Germany


The 6th Intermedia Art Festival International Intermedia Art Invitation Exhibition

Kunststudenten „in einem Bett“ Saarbrücker Zeitung 17.01.2018

Jahrsausstellung Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg KunstNürnberg 2017


A.d.b.k.Nürnberg Academy prize 2017
A.d.b.k.Nürnberg Academy film prize 2018
Essence Contemporary Art Museum I ART Youth Project prize


Alge, 2020


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Dying to Live/Living to Die, 2019

Monitor, Arduino with Oxygen-Sensor

We survive and we thrive because of oxygen. But we are also poisoned slowly and will finally be killed by it.
We appeared, as a child of oxygen. We are one of the most sophisticated crafts from the long evolutionary process, receiving many benefits from oxygen. But we are still under the control of it. The nerve cells in the human body are indivisible and non-renewable. Some researchers believe that nerve cells in the human body can live for 150 years, which means that the ideal life span of a person is 150 years,but the ROS(reactive oxygen species) by-products from our daily respiration can damage DNA, RNA, proteins, and lipids in our cells, and the elevated intracellular oxidative stress level restrains the cell from DNA repair and ROS scavenging. As a result, aging and death happen. This theory is called the free-radical theory of aging.
ROS and oxidative stress are also thought to be related to many human diseases, like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, autism, certain cardiovascular disease, and some age-related cancers. In the video a man made by Unity3D is slowly growing up,and he has a life span of 150 years (15Min in video). The other side of the video is connected to a machine made by Arduino and Oxygen-Sensor, which can detect the ROS value on the human chromosome when the audience breathes. Every breath of the audience can shorten the life of the person, hurt the growing human body, and even can quickly kill him.
Green soup

Green soup, 2021

HD Video 4:3  8'36"

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"Green soup " is a nickname some scientist gives to a water body when algal blooms occur. The soup is green because it is filled with one of the most ancient microorganisms: cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are the origin of oxygen in the early earth’s atmosphere. During the oxygen building-up process, the majority of early anaerobic organisms became extinct as they were not able to handle the oxygen metabolism’s toxic by-products: reactive oxygen species (ROS). Scientists believe that the accumulation of ROS in cells might act as a selective pressure for the evolution of higher life.
ROS is not only harmful to anaerobic organisms, but also to us. The accumulation of ROS in cells is believed to be related with many human diseases, aging and death.

This video consists of two parts. One part describes the history of cyanobacteria consumption. The earliest record of cyanobacteria use was found in the Aztec Civilization, from more than three hundred years ago. Nowadays, certain species of cyanobacteria have become widely known as the superfood. In space research, cyanobacteria are also considered as a potential food supplement during space travel.
The other part of the video connects the ancient longevity ritual, face painting, and modern anti-aging cosmetics containing micro-algae.
With the development of science and technology, we have entered what is called the Anthropocene by geologists. But we are still afraid of death, meanwhile, more obsessed with pursuing vigor and life.
war story

War Story, 2020

Super8 Video 4:3  5'26"

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"During the World War II,I had no home, no family. Some people offer to buy me as their substitute for military service of Kuomintang.
In the battlefield, I hid in the bunkers in the most of the daytime and shot to the sky from time to time. I spend every second in hiding myself to get alive. At night, I seize every chance to run away. There were several times I actually made it. I continuously re-replacing others as a soldier every time I got back. Since I have been a soldier already for six times. I never shot anyone, nor got shot.
Until the end of the war, not even any gunshot wound can be found on me physically."
                                                                                                                        - A story from my grandfather
The Nocturnal Bottleneck

The Nocturnal Bottleneck, 2019

HD Video 16:9 11'22"

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The nocturnal bottleneck was used as a scientific hypothesis describing placental mammals, which was proposed by Gordon Lynn Walls in 1942. These species could survive only by avoiding daytime activity during times in which dinosaurs were the dominant taxon, it was only after the extinction of the dinosaurs that mammals started exploring the daylight. In 2018, a new study by Kaitlyn Gaynor from University of Berkeley published in Science found that mammals are becoming more nocturnal in response to human activity, and we are creating a more nocturnal natural world.
This video demonstrates a human fictional evolution in Chronobiology that humans possess night vision just as mammals- to see in the dark fairly well, and a lawyer was found seeking for wolves in the forest at night. The image of the lawyer comes from the famous French jurist Bartholomew Chassenée in the 14th and 15th centuries. In 1510, Bartholomew Chassenée successfully defended the mice that had been brought to court by local farmers in Autun.
This world is brimming with things that humans considered to be at their mercy. In the meanwhile however a natural desire to seek balance and harmony with ecology interiorized in mankind from the beginning of creation. This short film offers a night entry into the nocturnal natural ecological landscape composed of harmonious and psychedelic philosopher's river, elegant and mysterious nocturnal animals and the fictional and absurd new forms of humanity, pulsating in time.