Encompassing film, photography and video, Dinu Li’s practice centres on the relationship between the personal and the political, the public and the private. Shaped by forces that determine our social structures, Li draws inspiration from an engagement with the many cultures he encounters.
Informed by cinematic traditions, Li’s productions are situated between documented facts, oral histories, chance observations and the figments of imagination. Motion and sound is manipulated – prolonged, reduced or distilled – often interlaced to explore the concept of space and time. Evoking a benign intimacy, a sense of elusiveness pervades Li’s constructed images, drawing the viewer’s attention to the epochs of time.
During his residency at Metal Liverpool, Dinu is continuing to work on his developing project Nation Family.