Yuan Liu & Liam Taylor
Joey Sim, Natalie Tso
Home Bodies responds to the dramatic pivot towards online workplaces through which
workers transitioned from the physical office to online chat rooms, spreadsheets and
email threads within the space of a few weeks. While Yuan explores the thrill, frustration
and absurdity of an individual in a confined space, Liam considers the revision of
corporate wellness and labour relations within the context of big tech surveillance and the
pandemic induced online workplace. Together, they attempt to explore the complexity of
one’s body as an independent agent to survive the ongoing blurrings between the
physical and the virtual, the private domestic and public work space.
Yuan Liu works with ink, fountain pen, calligraphy brush and paper. She is interested in
telling stories with a minimal colour palette, lines and blank space. Her works are
vignettes of daily life, quick sketches of the fleeting moments and comic responses to the
misfortune of individuals.
Liam Taylor is an artist living and working on the Dharawhal and Gadigal lands of the Eora
nation. His work is heavily informed by experiences of online social cultures and explores
how common understandings of authorship, meaning, and identity have been
renegotiated in the digital landscape of the 21st century, hoping to examine how we’re
directed and managed through images.