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100 Days with Lily
1995
BY
LEE Ming-Wei
100 Days with Lily
1995
video-output
115x166.5cm, 5pieces
100 Days with Lily
1995
video-output
115x166.5cm, 5pieces
100 Days with Lily
1995
video-output
115x166.5cm, 5pieces
100 Days with Lily
1995
video-output
115x166.5cm, 5pieces
100 Days with Lily
1995
video-output
115x166.5cm, 5pieces
100 Days with Lily
1995
video-output
115x166.5cm, 5pieces
100 Days with Lily
1995
video-output
115x166.5cm, 5pieces
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100 Days with Lily was created at a time when I was grieving the death of my maternal grandmother. I chose to live with it 24/7 for the following 100 days, as a form of ritual grieving for her. From the day I planted the lily bulb, through its germination, sprouting, blossoming, fading and death, I experienced at close hand a full cycle of its life and, by extension, my grandmother's and my own. I randomly chose a moment in each day to document what I was doing with the lily present.

In the final presentation, text was overlaid onto five of the photographs to create images showing both various stages of lily's life and my activities at various moments: day 1, 10:23, planting lily; day 2, 06:34, sleeping with lily; day 3, 12:05, eating with lily; day 4, 09:14, walking with lily; day 5, 07:12, meditating with lily. Lily died on day 79, at which point I postponed the exhumation and carried the now dormant lily bulb in my hands for the remaining 21 days as I ate, walked, slept, gardened, bicycled, shopped, cooked, read, and contemplated, until I had lived with the lily for the full 100 days.

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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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LEE Ming-Wei, 2005, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2013, Performance Art , Installation Art
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LEE Ming-Wei, 1997, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2006, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2000, Performance Art , Installation Art
LEE Ming-Wei, 2007, Installation Art