Sculptor and performance artist Lin Yilin is known for installations that use everyday materials as brick, water and money. In his installations with stacked bricks he examines the relationship between sculpture and architecture, and between people and architecture.
Opening the Spoken World festival at the Brussels Kaaitheater, Lin Yilin will create the new performance Chronicle. On the square in front of the theatre, he will build a brick wall. Passers-by will be invited to dismantle the wall brick by brick and to take away pieces of papers stashed away between the bricks. The work is using Lin Yilin’s age and personal history – he started life as an artist in 1989 – as a main thread.
Lin Yilin (1964) is trained as a sculptor. He lives and works in the city of Guangzhou. In 1991 he set up the Big-Tail-Elephant Group with two other artists. Their work documents the issue of the rapid changes in China’s cities.
In its second edition of Spoken World, Kaaitheater gives the floor to artists, writers and opinion leaders who will speak about this gigantic ‘acceleration’ in world history that characterised the two decades between 1989 and 2009, and the world that resulted from it. Theatre in Motion joins the festival with a Chinese contribution to the topic by artists Lin Yilin and Liu Wei.