Hu Weiyi (Shanghai)

A Speechless Speech

In his stunning performance for FIELD MEETING, Hu introduced “on-site sentence construction”, a tactic he has interpreted in his past art projects with an array of digital projections and mathematical algorithms to automatically formulate sentences. However catering exclusively to FIELD MEETING’s auditorium setting, Weiyi used a human body, restricted from freedom and speech, as a canvas for projection, yielding the chaotic narratives made by technological devices. The performance was a poignant conversation about the dilemma of facing a world on a daily basis that demands constant delivery and processing of information against our will.

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Hu Weiyi’s FIELD MEETING participation is supported by Klein Sun Gallery.

Hu Weiyi, A Speechless Speech, 2017. Performance documentation FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Project, November 14th at Asia Society.

Hu Weiyi graduated from the China Academy of Art with a BA from the department of Public Art in 2013, concluding his studies with an MA in the Media department. As a multimedia artist and curator, Hu Weiyi’s work is influenced by social ethnography, theatrical elements, and experimentation in film. Hu’s work combines video, installation, sculpture, action, and sound. His works have been widely exhibited in China and abroad, including solo exhibitions at Asian Art Center, Taipei (2015) and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2015). He has also exhibited in group shows including: V2, Rotterdam (2013). Hong Kong Arts Centre (2015); Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai (2015); Klein Sun Gallery, New York (2016); K11 Art Space, and Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2016).

Hu Weiyi, Pulp Landscape 3, 2014, Suitcase, turntables, motors, cameras, video switchers, shooting landscapes, Dimensions variable