Skill and Will

July 2009

LI WEI

The hows of Chinese performance artist Li Wei do not deter from the final image, instead they provide an alternative narrative of the physical processes involved. Half submerged, floating, hanging, levitating, many of his series appear a mix of gymnastic skill and sheer will that create a tableau of eerie calm but essential wrongness.

Bright Apex, 2007, Beijing, by Li Wei