The elevated cloud of a dream Music theatre work for electronics, Cello and guitar
performed by Wen Chin Fu on Cello and Lam Lai on Guitar
‘Space is elevated, the ground is elevated, even time is elevated.’ Robert Schumann wrote a set of thirteen pieces of music, ‘Scenes of Childhood’, for piano in 1838. Movement No. 7 of this work, Träumerei, is one of Schumann’s best-known pieces. In 1926, cellist Pablo Casals made a gramophone recording of this piece. The elevated cloud of a dream compiles the memoir of this work of Schumann. Sound, the movement of the performers and space are braided with the stream of time.
CYCLE Music and Art Festival, Iceland
Video Installation at Kopavogur Public Library
27 Oct- 18 Dec 2016 Kopavogur Public Library
CYCLE Music and Art Festival, Iceland (link)
I’m There for Video and sound installation
“A while ago, when I was in the midst of promoting one of my concerts, there was a question that came up in my mind: ‘When is the best time for the arts? Or when is the best time not for the arts?’ In this work ‘I’m there,’ I create an actual situation in which the art is surrounding us, in a place where we usually wouldn’t stay long or just pass by quickly. The most suitable few places to install this work would be by the waiting area of a washroom, the corridor, or the waiting island halfway across the road. The video is a 30-minute loop. Unexpectedly there will be a one-minute video clip showing a few times within the loop. This one-minute video clip is a modification of a moving street view from Hong Kong, which I captured from the inside of a car. The work is an attempt to record a very simple scenario in your memory, the moment that you notice the video is playing near you. If you are waiting to see the next one-minute of the video clip, congratulations, we are in the same group of people who are eager to see more arts in our life.”
Sonic Anchor #4 – Optic Light (2012) for Theatrical-Sound-Installation
For Sonic Anchor #4 Lam Lai will turn McAulay into an installation theater, to create what she calls a “theatrical-sound-installation.” As audiences move beneath the shades created by various installation object, they become a part of an interactive composition that blurs the boundary between the digital and the analogue, between “real” ambient and electronic ambient sound. An experiment that blends light, space and moving bodies into haunting and sinister resonances.