HENNESSY 250 TOUR COMMISSION - Kaleidoscopic Fluid
Yongliang’s project, Kaleidoscopic Fluid, depicts a square of liquid reflected patterns, as if in a kaleidoscope. One the one hand, the work focuses on the sensual response of the viewer, echoing the sensory stimulation of a glass of cognac. However, diving deeper into the glass reveals more than taste, colour and smell: the work also speaks of a culture, a tradition that sustains through the passing of time. As the shapes of the fluid spread and transform, so does the Hennessy heritage. The fluid is also water, that connects the world as a whole, and carries civilisation from one generation to the next.