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Yam Lau
From March 16th 2007 to April 21st 2007
Room

Yam Lau’s computer-generated animation entitled "Room" is an attempt to explore new forms of spatial expression and presentation. It involves the reconstruction of Lau’s bedroom in Toronto through the media of video and 3-D animation software. In this work, representational space is expressed within the order of the virtual. That is, representational video footage of Lau’s daily routine of returning home, getting changed and going to bed is composed, or distributed within an architectural schema in virtual space. This schema functions as a kind of shorthand, diagrammatical expression of the room. In this sense, "Room" is an attempt to complicate representational space with other forms of spatial expression.

Born in Hong Kong, Yam Lau received his MFA from the University of Alberta. His work explores new expressions and presentations of pictorial space, and traverses diverse media including painting and animation. Lau is also a regular contributor to art publications. Currently he is assistant professor at York University.

Bibliographie
- Viau, René «Ateliers d’écriture», Le Devoir, 31 mars - 1 avril 2007, p.E3.