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50th Venice Biennale
15 June - 2 November 2003

Venice / 2003 / Report / Pavilions / Taiwan


Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee Daniel Lee
Daniel Lee

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108 Windows, 2003

Mixed media / video installation

Mostly monster-like faces appear on the wall to the sound of the bells of the Han Shan temple in eastern China, which toll 108 times on special occasions. Lee interprets the Buddhist idea of reincarnation, in which people adopt the characteristics of their inhuman counterparts (fairies, demons, animals, etc.).

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Origin, 1999-2002

Digital animation, video presentation

Very slowly and through many stages, a figure mutates from a fish into a person.

* 1945 Chongqing; lives in New York

© Photos above: Daniel Lee