In July 2006 The Red Mansion Foundation invited Weng Fen to London to create a site specific installation in our space. The work that he created, The Viewing Stand – Sandy Beach was exhibited later with his series of photographs Staring at the Sea. The installation was a comment on boundaries and relationships between those on either side of them.

The tension that is shown between the male ‘viewers’ on the outside of the fence and the females being ‘viewed’ on the inside can relate to a number of situations and relationships: the rural urban divide;

the West’s views of the East and vice-versa; personal relationships; and the hopeful idealistic view of immigrants for city life in China and elsewhere that Weng Fen expores in his other works.