b. 1972, Shanghai. Lives and works in Shanghai (aka Weiyu Wang)
Wang Weiyu uses a series of ink-wash paintings to create a stop-frame animation that reflects on a common Chinese saying: “Watching a tree stump waiting for rabbits.” A rabbit runs into a tree stump and falls down dead. The field hand who finds it tells his fellow labourers of his windfall. “Let’s Wait Together,” they say. One by one, they all down tools and stare at the stump, hoping the free dinner will come again. The result, of course, is that the crops lie untended and no one has dinner, free or otherwise.