Flying the Wind documents Tong Wenmin’s performance upon a dramatic mountaintop in Qinghai province, northwest China. The work typifies Tong’s tendency to position herself in unexpected scenarios. Dressed in black, the artist stands on a barren mountain, bending her head down. The wind howls and whips her long hair. The sound of the blustery scene plays a significant role in the video, helping encapsulate the harsh physicality of the natural environment. Towards the end, Tong slowly stands up, pulling up the broken rocks on the ground, which are attached by threads to her hair. Turning away from the viewer, she walks away and disappears into the mountains. Through this intense and rigorous act, the artist uses her own body as a tool to better understand the world.