Performance Art Open To Interpretation December 5, 2014Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Humor, Life Balance.
The Ringling Museum invited us to watch Li Wei in action:
Bring your own camera and prepare to be shocked by Li Wei’s unexpected stunning performance! Li Wei is coming to The Ringling Museum to offer a fresh take on his conceptual photography in front of Ca’ d’Zan and behind the Museum of Art Courtyard. Li’s work often features gravity-defying activities mixing performance and installation, with photography.
We went, expecting to see something like this:
Instead, we arrived to see this:
Suspended from steel cables, Chinese Artist Li Wei hung in the air.
Dragon head in front and kite tail streaming behind.
The audience watched, wondering why Wei needed an audience.
The cables and cranes were doing all the heavy lifting. Li Wei was just hanging around, setting off an occasional flare to emit pink dragon smoke into the air.
Bored, the audience wandered off, in search of acrobatic fare and flair.
We went with them.
Aah . . . that’s better!