As part of the exhibition ‘Noble Rot’, artist Florence Lam is bringing two live performances of her Voice Work on 2 January and 16 January 2022. As a development from an improvisation practice mostly dealing with the physical body and physical materials in the past two years, Voice Work is the voice that the artist’s body projects and generates as a non-tangible sculpting material and a material vessel. Working with space, the juxtaposition of impressions of the ‘civilised’ body, and the animalistic properties of the pre-linguistic human voice, the artist aims to explore the ambiguity afforded by performance as a means to sculpt and transform the body and its potential capacity as a memory capsule of humanity.
About the Artist
Florence Lam (b.1992, Vancouver) is currently based in Hong Kong. Lam works with wonder and magical thinking to fuse together current moral issues with child-like worldviews through performance art, poetry, video and sound. Her practice explores the fertility and sterility of the mind manifested through the properties of the biological body. She is also interested in language as a hint to the evolution of human values and spiritual understanding. She obtained her MA in Fine Art from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2017 and her BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2014. She is the co-founder and co-curator of Per.Platform, a Hong Kong-based live art platform founded in 2021.