Liu, Chien-Wei’s work focuses on historical/ahistorical relations among artefacts, objects (such as ready-made and daily object) and the orders of contemporary societies. His installation works are composed of varies of asymmetrical montages of artistic productions and objects. As a temporary constellation conducted by artistic approach in display, his work addresses the intention of reframing and transforming the initial social meanings of these components and further questions the current sociopolitical system of its way of interpretation and classification. In other words, his practice creates an artistic reflection by carrying out the shifting meanings while engaging with contemporary conditions.
In terms of finding contemporary meanings through artistic practice, it is not difficult to link his artistic approach to the current living situation of overload consuming information. In his view, these consuming experiences create a measurable, touchable, and sense-oriented familiarity. He once joked: “Seeing my works are sometimes more like a window shopping in the afternoon or a distracting moment while at the office.” For instance, his recent project Jinshan No.14--A3 Reports, which remolds and casts the architectural surfaces of a historical “thôo-kat-tshù” (a variation of Rammed- Earth house and the family residency of Liu) with an A3-size fix template, demonstrates a hybrid of this familiarity. Its way of representing on the one hand actualizes an artistic representation in an archeological and monumental sense, on the other recontextualizes this Taiwanese architecture from a personal living experience to the commercial format of “reporting”.