路 (An illusionist's path)
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- 路 (An illusionist's path)
201296.7 x 96.7cmArchival Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag, Film Source
道可道，非常道. (道德经) - An illusionist's path
Life is transitory. We are always in search of a path, an answer. However, is there an answer to the future? Here, Shi Wei incorporates Chinese philosophies of living life in her photographs through the exploration of spatial construction in Chinese ink paintings as a photographic strategy in contemporary art practice. This aesthetic strategy seeks to liberate Photography from the insistent reality that is built on the basis of one-point perspective. Hence in this series of photographs, Shi Wei takes advantage of the computer medium as a tool to achieve this liberation and self-expression. Through the process, she sought to achieve balance and harmony within herself to overcome this transitional struggle.