Unerasure (working title)       Set of screenprints & silver gelatin prints / 2020-ongoing

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#8.4 and #8.5  (Brick wall by the staircase, Shek Lei Estate Bus Terminus) 

Screenprint on paper. 70x50 cm. 

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Detail of #8.5 (Brick wall by the staircase, Shek Lei Estate Bus Terminus) 

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Detail of #8.4 (Brick wall by the staircase, Shek Lei Estate Bus Terminus) 

Erased graffitis.

Remnants of torn down posters.

They are gestures, material realisations of power that silence voices.

 

The shapes in each print are taken from scans of remnants of torn posters or erased graffitis. The prints are the result of an ongoing experimentation on printmaking as a process of erasure and self-destruction.

 

Lam explores a language in her work that is beyond representation— an abstracted form of language reaching toward action itself. The current printing method allows only the subtle outline of the form to be visible due to the thickness of the ink.The seemingly redundant, simultaneous gestures of revelation and concealment could also be an act of resistance that “unerases”.

 

Oscillating between delicacy and violence, “Unerasure” questions: what constitutes language and violence? Must violence be visible? What does history look like?

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#8.1  (Brick wall by the staircase, Shek Lei Estate Bus Terminus) 

Screenprint on paper. 70x50 cm. 

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Detail of #8.1  (Brick wall by the staircase, Shek Lei Estate Bus Terminus) 

Installation view of #8.1, 8.2 (Brick wall by the staircase, Shek Lei Estate Bus Terminus) at ASA (N)Open Studio, Hamburg, Germany. Feb 2021. 

Selection of screenprints

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#7.1 (Lung Cheung Road, Lung Cheung Plaza Car Park)

Screenprint on paper

70x50 cm

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Detail of #7.1  (Lung Cheung Road, Lung Cheung Plaza Car Park)

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#6.1 (Pui Shing Garden)

Screenprint on paper

57x34 cm

Selection of silver gelatin prints

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#2.1  (Hennessy Road)

Silver gelatin print on paper

50x38cm

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#2.2 (Hennessy Road)

Silver gelatin print on paper

4x15cm

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#2.3  (Hennessy Road)

Silver gelatin print on paper