Hello Dear Darian Lu. Thank you for giving us the chance to Interview with you. Our first question is how the “Quarantine” affects your art?
One of some positive aspects of quarantine was that it gave me a lot of time to reflect on all the projects I created in the past, the roles that I took that contributed to who I am as an architect and artist today. When I revisited my previous works, I also created mixed media collages - positioning previous work in a new “canvas”. It was a bit like time and space traveling for me, when in reality travel was restricted.
What is your dream project?
To design and build an underground yet sunny getaway house for myself.
Which artists are you most influenced by?
The artists that I resonated the most with are Marina Abramovic, Björk and Alexander McQueen. I was reading a lot about Abramovic’s work and creating process while creating my first performance, and eventually helped me get into the mindset I needed to have.
What do you like most about being an artist?
What I enjoy most is the creative process where I take my thoughts and ideas, and bring them to life visually. Through artworks, my thoughts and ideas can reach a wide range of audience than I am able to meet.
Can you give us a spoiler on what’s coming next for Darian Lu?
I always want to create another performance that engages the audience. It’s going to be interesting to perform in public with the audience involved, after the pandemic.