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Miu Ling Lam

Born in 1978 in Hong Kong (China)
Lives in Los Angeles and Hong Kong

Time Axis. 2011. Installation. Courtesy of the artist

What is time? Defining time in a non-controversial manner has eluded most people, including the greatest scholars. This work evokes the consciousness of the concept of time through an unfamiliar experience—taking self-portraits and watching them being printed and vanish on paper instantaneously. This installation combines the use of thermochromic paint and thermal printers to create the effect of a fading image on paper. Photography is a process of capturing an instance of a dynamic event as a permanent visual of a moment: making fleeting matters permanent. Still images are time-invariant, whereas still images that fade away are time-variant: making permanent matters evanescent. More interestingly, the evanescence of the event captured by the image is different from that of the ephemeral image itself.

Miu Ling Lam

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.