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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

Work / Photography

Li Wei

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.”