Congrui Liu

Multimedia Artist/User Experience Designer
Congrui Liu is a multimedia artist and user experience designer. He explores the dynamic relationship between technology and human perception. His work often blurs the lines between the digital and physical worlds, inviting audiences to engage with art in innovative and interactive ways. Currently seeking new opportunities, Congrui aims to contribute their expertise in multimedia art and UX design to forward-thinking projects and organizations.
Thesis Faculty
Melanie CreanErnesto KlarAyodamola Tanimowo OkunseindeGloria Duan



Interactive Surveillance and Fragmentation of Self


“Dissolution” is an interactive art installation that delves into the implications of surveillance and technology on personal identity. Inspired by the dystopian insights of George Orwell’s “1984,” and the psychological depth of anime classics like “Perfect Blue” and “Serial Experiments Lain,” this project captures and manipulates the faces of its audience through multiple cameras strategically placed within the exhibit space.

As participants move through the installation, their images are captured in real-time and subjected to various special effects that distort and transform their appearance. These altered representations are then displayed across a series of vintage CRT monitors, creating a fragmented, multi-faceted portrayal of identity under surveillance. This setup not only reflects the pervasive nature of modern surveillance but also challenges the participants’ perceptions of privacy, encouraging them to confront the mutable boundaries of their digital and physical selves.

Following the thesis exhibition, a full video recording of “Dissolution” will be made available, capturing the interactive dynamics and audience engagement experienced during the live event. This video will be accessible on the project’s dedicated webpage and also on Congrui Liu’s personal website at