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Lin Wei
Past Artist In Residence

Lin Wei | Performance artist and photographer

Performance artist and photographer Lin Wei employs photography, wax, and light to capture the poetics of daily life. In “Illuminating Darkness,” a photo-based installation created for 18th Street Arts Center (2004) through Highways. Her art explores, in her words: “the heated eyes and frozen hearts of love.” Images of an eye shot close up are backlit, the silhouette of a girl appears in negative, ghostly scenes glow eerily along the walls and floor. The artist states: “I try to use various ways to represent the experiences that I go through and to describe how I feel about the fact that I can’t live alone in the world…In this exhibition, I combine materials to meditate on the fact that what is important is always invisible to the eyes.”

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