Ways of Running and Embracing
Joint exhibition by LAU Sze Man & Ailsa WONG
Date: 6 - 28 April 2023
Venue: Floating Projects
Hi Our City
Pencil, marker, correction pen, ball pen and acrylic on paper
52.5 x 43cm
Cloud Squashes the Grassland
Oil pastel, marker, spray, ball pen, acrylic and wallpaper on acrylic and paper
73 x 83cm
Masking Tape, pencil, colour pencil, marker, ball pen and acrylic on paper
40 x 29.7cm
Stamp, ball pen, marker and acrylic on paper
尺寸可變 Size Variable
The Sitting Tree
Ball pen, pencil and acrylic on paper
24.5 x 20.3cm
Hard Wings（Soft Negative Space）
Marker, pencil, ball pen, acrylic and oil on aluminum plate
91.5 x 93cm
The Extent of Nightmare
Single channel video projection
Lamp stand and fishnet
Ways of Running and Embracing is a joint exhibition by Lau Sze Man and Ailsa Wong featuring their paintings and video works. The title of the exhibition comes from a book by Eduardo Galeano, a Uruguayan writer who is known for his episodic form of writing, in which he describes writing as his way of striking out and embracing. Lau and Wong believe that art is not just a piece of text or commentary based on the world. Rather, it can become part of the beings in the world, and a way to run and embrace the world. In the creation process that is non-research-based yet introspective, a narrative structure is almost non-existent. To verify and communicate emotions, images were extracted from fragmented life experiences, as meanings disappeared and were re-established repeatedly.
Lau Sze Man
Fragmented images are ridded of a strong narrative, leaving only recurring scenes: First, the split second of a yawn; second, the passing of a mirror on the street; third, in a dream. Pieces of impulses.
To resist the dreariness of the one-dimensional world, searching for myth-like enlightenments in a life where you cannot grasp the focal point. Vague, fable-like ballads that lack the keynote, separate and reconnect over and over again like a pendulum in the flat dimension.
The birthplace is a short place, whereas raindrops in Taipei are long. Rain that goes straight down or sideways. Clouds are heavier than the grassland. Clichés that kept turning up in the days.
Reaching freedom in passion and frustration.
Translation: Charlotte Waying Lee
《奔跑和擁抱的方式》 是劉詩敏和黃雅珊的聯展，主要展出劉與黃的繪畫及錄像作品。展名源於擅長將短篇拼湊的烏拉圭作家 Galeano ，所提及以書寫作為反擊和擁抱的方式。劉、黃相信藝術不只是關於世界的一個文本或評論，而是可成為世界中的一物，並作為奔跑及擁抱世界的方式。在非研究式但內省的創作中敘事結構幾乎缺失。以確認和共享情感為目的，在碎片化的生活經驗中提取穿插的意象，意義在消散或建立中不斷輪迴。
Underground Experimental Field, TNUA