It's easy to sleep when you needed sleep.
Florence Lam
08:31 | 16:9 | 2020 | mp4
Original Language : You will find out. | Subtitle : English 英文 & Traditional Chinese 繁體中文
Location : Hong Kong 香港
The text in the video was notes taken by the author on the last day of her re-play in 2019 of a previous work I choose to sleep (2016), whereby she slept in a gallery for 3 days during opening hours. In this video, to explore the blurred line between conscious action and natural biological needs, she also observes the gradual transformation, disassociation and empathetic understanding of the relationship between herself and her body.

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Florence Lam (b.1992, Vancouver, BC) lives and works in Hong Kong. Her practice is an exercise for herself to be hopeful in any situation she encounters. She works with wonder and magical thinking to fuse together current moral issues with child-like world views, working towards mainly live art, including performance, installation, video and poetry. She elastifies worldviews by treating all elements in her work as equal in the context of universal acceptance and respect, aiming to explore the fertility and sterility of the mind manifested through the properties of the biological body and language as a hint to the evolution of human values and spiritual understanding.
Lam obtained her BA and MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London (2014) and Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík (2017) respectively. Lam has exhibited around Europe (Bergen, Lublin, Lviv, Rome, Reykjavik, Akureyri, Osnabrück and Zürich) and Asia (Taiwan and Japan). In Hong Kong, she has shown her work at in Hidden Space and 1a space (2020).

Florence Lam於1992年出生於加拿大溫哥華,現居香港。她的創作是給自己一個遇到任何情況都能夠尋找希望的一種鍛煉。她以wonder和心理學上的魔術思考作為靈感,透過行為藝術、文字、影像和聲音,將當代倫理問題與孩童般的世界觀結合。對所有作為創作對象的事物,她均等地以尊重和接受的態度來軟化其世界觀,探索通過肉體和語言表現人類思想的孕育性和不育性,暗示人類價值觀和精神理解的進化。英國倫敦中央聖馬丁學院獲得學士學位(2014)後,於2017年在冰島藝術學院取得碩士學位。她的作品曾於歐洲和亞洲多個城市展出,包括香港的1a space(2020)和台北南海藝廊(2019)。

Keywords 關鍵字

Consciousness, Sleeping, Performance Art