Li Yongbin. Face 1. 1995-1996

Li Yongbin Face 1 1995-1996

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Here Li conflates genders and ages as he superimposes the image of an elderly neighbor's face over his own, straining to match his expression to hers. Face I is part of a series of videos in which the artist has made use of his own face to probe varying psychological states, evoke the passage of time, and record the impact of memory.

Gallery label from Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now, November 21, 2007-July 28, 2008.
Medium
Video (color, silent)
Duration
36 min.
Credit
Gift of Sylvia de Cuevas, Barbara Sahlman, Angeliki Intzides, Michèle Gerber Klein, Jeffrey Klein, Ken Kuchin, and Bruce Anderson
Object number
481.2003
Copyright
© 2019 Li Yongbin
Department
Media and Performance

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