There was a time when simple living was all that was available;taking only what was necessary and not worrying about the rest.Fast forward to the world that we live in today and you might notice that the simplistic views of the elders have been left for dead only to be replaced by the excessive lifestyles promoted by society. I wonder sometimes if some of the advancements that we have made in life are a gift, a curse or something that sits between the two. Im sure that Chinese controversial artist Ai Weiwei had something similar on his mind when he created the Bang installation as an addition to the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. After traveling back to his native land and researching the traditional values of his home country WeiWei begin to add some those elements from his findings to his art work . The Wei Installation host 886 three-legged wooden stools produced by expert craftsmen who’s skill set after the cultural revolution of 1966 is on the verge of becoming nothing more then a memory when usage of materials like metal and plastic started to become the standard in furniture making. The choice of the stools as a medium is a reference to the common Chinese tradition of passing at least one wooden stool down through each generation helping to keep the memory of there simplistic culture alive. What I like most about this piece is just the creativity in it not to mention the energy that draws you to look and want to know more. In this installation the usage of the single stool can be interpreted as a metaphor for the individual that is living within and excessive system in a postmodern world which is developing faster than it is possible to keep up with.