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Yam Lau: Scapeland II

YAM LAU | SCAPELAND II
SATURDAY 08 MARCH 2008 – SATURDAY 19 APRIL 2008

OPENING RECEPTION | FRIDAY 07 MARCH 2008,  8:00PM – 11:00PM

Scapeland II is a three-and-half-minute computer-generated animation that explores the potentials of the virtual through the expression of landscape. This work is composed of a series of video impressions, schematically arranged in virtual space to “reconstruct” a scenic spot near Tadoussac, Quebec. These video impressions “appear” loosely, as see-through veils animated by a virtual wind. Scapeland II is intended to affect a new quality of appearance. It is one that signals the potentialities of the virtual by enfolding a complication between movement, duration, presence and force.

YAM LAU is an artist and writer based in Toronto. He teaches painting at York University. Lau is represented by Leo Kamen Gallery.

Presented in conjunction with the 21st annual Images Festival, April 3-12, 2008.

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