"----------////----" is the name of Lau Wai's exhibition in Hong Kong
11F, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
7 July 2021 - 8 August 2021
Technology and the digital world have become an inseparable part of human life. How do we survive in a digitized future? How can we locate our past in the future to make sense of who we are, when our past is disappearing?
"----------////----" at MINE PROJECT is the first gallery solo exhibition in Hong Kong by of Lau Wai, whose practice investigates how history, fiction, personal memory and virtuality collide in the process of identity formations. Featuring works across video, prints and installation, “- – – – – – – – – – / / / / – – – -” explores how current social conditions and the influences of emerging technologies re-inform and reshape the ways in which we perceive ourselves, construct our memories, and understand the realities.
The three-part-installation consists of single and multi-channel videos, photographic prints and objects. The large-scale prints are filled with digital pixels generated from 360-degree scans of the artist’s bodies in different forms. The fragmented bodies are the result of inevitable distortion through the computer-generating process from mobile applications. These fragments stream through the work like rivers and waterfalls. The countless data are conjured to form three-dimensional virtual representations of the self, looping in the air.