A crazy start!

Friday is proving to be a crazy day. It all started as I strolled into work only to have the PE teachers look at me and wonder what I was doing, until they asked me if I had class. Well sure not for another ten minutes well that was out the window as they told me that the school decided that the schedule was to start like 20 minutes earlier and cut to five minutes in between each class as opposed to the ten that we normally get. Hhhmmmm, I guess they failed to let us know, as all the teachers in my room was running around however the classroom teachers knew about it. Anyway it was like shotgun teaching today as I could hardly keep up with my own speed and before I knew it, the classes were all over for this week. Yay!

Well took off home and realized how sleepy I was; I fell asleep on the subway almost missed my stop. Went home slept for 20 mins then off to the gym, met my personal trainer for an hour then had some power pump class for another hour I did try the pilates class for the first time, however after ten minutes I could take no more. Showered took off for some sushi then home stuck in traffic. Got home did some laundry tidied my room packed my bag and now about to take off again to Seoul station to catch my train to Daegu.

I know that the weekend will continue like this as am staying with my friend Young-joo she's someone who multi-tasks all the time and wonders why she's tired. It's her mum's birthday and the whole family is coming for dinner thank goodness it's at a restaurant not at home like her dad's which was two weeks ago. As I don't fancy cooking or cleaning. Already I'm getting messages from Daegu about when I'm coming what I'm doing can we meet. I'm still getting messages from people in Seoul jeeze, once you send out busy energy it all comes at you at once. However the weekends that I'm home alone and wonder what everyone else is up to, they're no where to be seen. Oh well



Li Wei at Pyo Gallery, Seoul

I visited Pyo Gallery this evening as my friend had invited me to an opening for Li Wei who was there in person. To be honest with you I can't really say that I have seen his work before however I was quite impressed.

I’m not too keen on photography I guess it’s all that hype that I see living here in Korea. I mean, every Tom Dick and Harry possess some brand of a totally outfitted digital SLR hanging on their shoulders only to click away in some coffee shop, with the subject of themselves. Or it’s the numerous shows that I see in and around the city normally in corporate spaces of photography that someone’s granddaddy took.

However there are the few that can understand and manipulate the photographic image and Li Wei is one of them. His images allow me to have a moment, to be aware of myself as I look upon the position that his body may be in as I realize my own body and it’s limitations. Or his head projecting from the ground like a rock in a zen garden. I appreciate the amount of effort that it takes in order to create the image. I can clearly see that it’s more than just an image that I can be apart of his performance without having to be there in person.

About Li Wei

Li Wei began his career in the late 1990s and is already one of the leading artists in Asia. His projects include over 40 site-specific performance pieces that enact strange fantasies such as a head flying solo around Beijing or bodies catapulted into car windows.


This is where I've been!

Okay so I've been away for a bit, unfortunately I didn't go too far. I've been working, working and working. However the weekends are still busy with activities that range form visiting a friend in hospital, visiting a friend's art show in some new artist residency development, workout with my personal trainer, or just pig out with my friends along with some dong dong ju. Oh, I forgot to mention the other activities such as installing art in a park only to have thieves clear it all away but alas I am still painting but not for a park!

So who do I work with, well check it out!