Wai Kit Lam

Visual artist, Hong Kong & Spain

Wai Kit Lam was born in Hong Kong in 1966. She graduated with a MFA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2003) and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom (1996). ​Her media included photography, video art, text & sound. Her research topic comprised identity, human vulnerability, intimacy, and interrelationship between individuals and surrounding circumstances.

Metamorphosis

2020

The pandemic of coronavirus in 2020 and the political unrest of Hong Kong since 2019 are the significant disturbances changed our perception of our life and the world; we are forced to reexamine the relationship between ourselves and our surroundings.
Accordingly, the distress compelled us to abandon the dysfunctional beliefs and embrace the thoughts that might sound unmanageable before. Hence, we had metamorphosed into a new life stage. Our concept of life in the deepest part of our mind would no longer be the same after the turmoil.

Five Senses No.5 – Taste: Taste of Freedom

2020

Do you understand the taste of freedom if you have never encountered it

Hacia la inexperiencia

2018

This series of works is a response of an article “El futur. Poesia de la inexperiència” by Jaume Munar Ribot. The article argues about the essence of poetry that should not be solely from experience that we have encountered; instead, it is the possibility arises from uncertainty of what has not yet been experienced, as well as unknown too.

I, therefore, employed six photographs with a foggy scene as a metaphor of uncertainty and inexperience that we would face and confront. Indeed, this does not only apply to poetry, but it may also be relevant to any kind of creativity, or even in life.

A daughter's love letters to her parents

2018

The love stories of my parents stimulated me to write love letters to them. But eventually, it turned out that these love letters are no longer only about imagination or comprehension of their histories. Indeed they are transformed into introspection of our own selves, and also our expectation, doubt, belief and worry etc. on love.

Fake tarot

2012

I would like to question as if we understand the value of a person or an event through merely visual representation. Reading a photograph is very similar to the act of interpreting a tarot card, do we trust the result by only visual elements? Or, indeed we put our subjective mind onto them?​​

Wai Kit Lam, Metamorphosis, 2020, HD video, stereo, colour, 1:43. Courtesy of the artist.
Wai Kit Lam, Five senses No.5 – Taste: Taste of freedom, 2020, HD video, stereo, colour, 1:53. Courtesy of the artist.

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Wai Kit Lam, Fake Tarot: VI, The Lovers, 2012