Lin Tianmiao & Wang Gongxin, ‘HERE? OR THERE? N°6’, 2002, Galerie Loft

About Lin Tianmiao & Wang Gongxin

Wife-and-husband team Lin Tianmiao and Wang Gongxin combined their two divergent practices of fabric-based installation and video art to create a collaborative project. Lin and Wang wanted to create a project about inverses; Wang says “we both wanted to flip the day-to-day, habitual elements of life” like “reality and fiction, inside and outside, skin and organs.” The result of their efforts is titled Here? or There? (2002). The piece is comprised of a collection of sculptural dresses in muted palettes made by Lin, and films by Wang featuring models performing—wearing the dresses—in front of destroyed and abandoned traditional Chinese landscapes.

Chinese, 1961 and 1960, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China, based in Beijing, China