Lin Li


Lin Li (HK/UK) – Shadows, 2015, 1:19
The nuclear bomb explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused ‘flash burns’ which killed people, whose bodies shielded whatever was behind them. As a result ‘shadows’ were imprinted on pavements, walls and other structures. These shadows are a reminder of the destructive power of nuclear weapons and they cry out for history not to be repeated.

Originally from Hong Kong,
Lin Li now resides in Glasgow, Scotland. Her artistic career started in painting fifteen years ago, and since 2011, moving images and sound have been the core elements in her creative practice. Her videos have been shown in various festivals internationally ( Peace is a recurrent theme in her works. In 2015, with the support of Creative Scotland she completed the film ‘Above Us, the Sky’ (, which is a portrait of an anti-nuclear weapons activist.