TWO-MINUTE AFFAIR(S) 27 September – 15 October

TWO-MINUTE AFFAIR(S)
NIKKI LAM

27 September - 15 October at Propaganda Window (Melbourne)

27 SEPT – 15 OCT / 6-11PM NIGHTLY ACROSS ALL THREE SCREENS

Propaganda Window (Melbourne) 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne

PREVIEW NIGHT : Tuesday 27 September 6-9pm
OPENING NIGHT : Thursday 6 October  6-9pm (with Photography Show Aperture at Dark Horse Experiment)

Two-Minute Affair(s) is an ongoing project with a series of performative videos by Melbourne-based photomedia artist Nikki Lam, starting from the streets of Melbourne and on the train in Hong Kong. Engaging the public for two minutes via an electronic device, the fragile relationship between the artist and the public is an experiment of socialisation in our global societies.

Identity, space and globalism, this project explores our multi-layered society through manifesting the actions of online ‘sharing’ in a public setting. The virtual space that we consume everyday, transforms and evolves our identities a little bit at a time. At times confusing, we have ‘shared’ almost too much of our lives online that the idea of the online space becomes tangible. Veiled and communicated through electronic devices, Lam has pushed the boundaries of our diffusing identities and the ownership of ‘space’ (both virtually and realistically) via an anonymous character.

Flash-mop styled quick performances, the artist finds herself conducting these snap performances in a loose, spontaneous manner. Often situated in public spaces with high traffic, the performances themselves had become the spectrum of digital space, and the actions to provoke as well as to promote one’s extended online identity, for whatever that may be. Geographically disorientated, the work extends and transforms while it travels and reaches new audience. Suggesting strange yet familiar cultural connotations from these actions, the relationship between our expanding spaces and our evolving identities remains ambiguous, inter-woven and open-ended.

TWO MINUTE AFFAIR(S) is presented by  MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL


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