Yu Wei makes books and whispers stories through visual approaches. She is always wandering, reading, drawing, printmaking, photographing, writing, and brewing coffee or tea. 

Based in Chicago & Be
ijing, floating in the cosmos.

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What adventure down there awaits its end?

What adventure down there awaits its end?
mar - dec 2020
riso-printed book

Collected by Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
“I started adventuring in my dreams.”

Since March 2020, the quarantine began, I started having bizarre dreams and I documented all of them. Staying in my apartment all day, and get on an adventure almost every night. The state of reality and dream blurred, even reversed. I lost my life in reality but lived another life in my dream.

This riso-printed book including 29 pastel drawings that depict scenes from my dreams, echoing with a complete cycle of lunar phases. An adjective with its Chinese definition is given to each drawing, I chose to write the caption in Chinese where I felt private and intimate. The folding pages intimate what a day looks like, the day as plain as the subtle image of my bed-sheet and the night as vivid as the dream drawings.