It is conceivable that Chinese artist Lei Wei has always dreamt of being a superhero. Or that he simply has the desire to fly. Or maybe he is constantly confronting a fear of heights. Whatever the impetus of his work may be, Wei creates illusions of a dangerous "reality".
But what is perhaps most interesting is that Wei's resulting images are in fact NOT photo montages: "Li Wei works with the help of props such as mirror, metal wires, scaffolding and acrobatics."
Why not just make a photo montage? Why must it be a "true" reenactment?