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    Li Wei: Love at the Ribbons, 2010

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    Li Wei: Arrow of love, 2009

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    Li Wei: Balloons 1, 2009

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    Li Wei: Balloons 2, 2009

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    Li Wei: XuanXuan 8, 2009

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    Li Wei: Marta’s power 1, 2010

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    Li Wei: XuanXuan 13, 2009

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    Li Wei: XuanXuan 10, 2009

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    Li Wei: Air Games, 2011

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    Li Wei: Bright apex, 2007

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    Li Wei: ENTRANCE, 2009

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    Li Wei: Love meets 22m, 2008

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    Li Wei: Live at the high place 2, 2008

Li Wei

Posted by Charlotte Simmonds,

Holy moly! This has got to be one of the stranger things on my dinner plate. Photographer and acrobatic stuntman Li Wei likes to hang reality upside-down by its ankles – staging improbable situations through the use of cables, scaffolding and elaborate mirror-gags. Like a true illusionist his method is part performance, part trickery – but he states the importance of eschewing digital manipulation to achieve realistic results. “When I am hanging in midair, I feel frightened and have a real feeling of existence,” says the artist. “The sensation of being alive could not be created with Photoshop.”

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Posted by Charlotte Simmonds

Californian Charlotte joined us as an editorial intern after studying at New York university and London Metropolitan University. She wrote for the site between January and March 2012.