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Between Going and Staying
2007
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LEE Ming-Wei
Between Going and Staying
2007
mixed-media-installation
Dimensions Variable
Between Going and Staying
2007
mixed-media-installation
Dimensions Variable
Between Going and Staying
2007
mixed-media-installation
Dimensions Variable
Between Going and Staying
2007
mixed-media-installation
Dimensions Variable
Between Going and Staying
2007
mixed-media-installation
Dimensions Variable
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All is visible and all elusive, all is near and can't be touched. --Octavio Paz

Between Going and Staying was inspired by lines from Octavio Paz’s poem of the same name. In a dimly lit gallery, fine black sand falls continuously through a broken light bulb suspended from the ceiling, quietly filling the entire room along with a voice-like sound track played on a Central Asian cello-like instrument called a MaToChin.

The project deals with the ephemeral experience of an artist who finds himself existing between Heaven and Earth, caught in the currents of history, facing himself and the “self” that is part of eternal time in the cosmic torrent, asking visitors to reflect on the nature of the moment. Whether the immediate experience is of “going” or “staying,” mankind continues to “go” and “stay” both physically and emotionally.

Special thanks to Sandy Wong Shin.

ARTISTS
15 artworks / 166 exhibition
Performance Art , Installation Art
Lee Mingwei, born in Taiwan in 1964 and currently living in New York and Paris, Lee Mingwei creates participatory installations, where strangers can explore issues of trust, intimacy, and self-awareness, and one-on-one events, where visitors conte ...
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KEYWORDS
LEE Ming-Wei, 2000, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2013, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2009, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2006, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2005, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2010, Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2004, Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 1998, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 1995, Photographic Art , Performance Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2006, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2009, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2015, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2000, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 1997, Performance Art , Installation Art