The works of the interdisciplinary artist Liping Ting blend various cultural sources including art, literature, theater, music and philosophy. Her work has been influenced by John Cage and Samuel Beckett, but also by the Chinese poet and philosopher Zhuang-Zi. She came into contact with dance and traditional Chinese dance traditions at an early age. She studied philosophy in Taipei and from 1988 applied theater studies in France. Since then, she has presented her poetry-art actions at festivals in Europe, North America and China, such as Polysonneries (Lyon) in 1999, Polyphonix (Paris) in 2000, the performance show REMAINS at Fergus McCaffrey Gallery, New York in 2017, as well as at Le Lieu Quebec with her installation IM-MI (Para-Site), at the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program in 2018 and at the Donaueschinger Musiktage. She co-curated experimental music and interdisciplinary art activities at Topophonie, InFormo, and Festival In-Ouïr in Paris, and founded her OOO-Lab in Taipei.
Liping Ting has collaborated with various artists, poets and musicians such as Esther Ferrer, Boris Nieslony (& Paersche), poet Serge Pey, Julien Blaine, performance artist John Giorno (in homage to Robert Filliou, Montagne Froide), Luc Ferrari, Malcolm Goldstein, Joëlle Leandre, and the music ensembles Hiatus (FR) and Ensemble Mosaik.
In her installation works, Liping Ting explores anthropological and ecological marginal issues and their possible transformation in relation to collective memory. The artist practices a ritual purification process that raises awareness of geopolitical crises and globalization.