Between 2000 and 2020, a 6'38" single-take video footage has been turned into a generative series of art moments crossing artistic genres -- from videography, vocalization, sound collage, performance, sound sculpture, back to videography -- all manifesting automatism as a principle, and improvization as a main artistic method. Only the maker Linda Lai herself could elaborate on this secret history of emergence.
La Casa 3: The Apartments records a series of apartments, from Manhattan to different parts of Hong Kong, where the artist and her partner took abode. A 18-minute exercise of the mind’s power to remember, from the most material to the unspeakable… 如何說自己的居所？只想為生活的內部節奏留些可歌可譜的痕跡，核心是白日的失神、晚間的夢魘、錯置、不明所以，走一步就是一步。作品，就在表達與木訥之間進行了一次18分鐘裹藏著的念力。
Linda Lai wrote “Videography as Tentacular Practices” to introduce the “Linda Chiu-han Lai, Retrospective,” 2021,02.05-06.13 at Centro de Creacion Contemporanea de Andalucia (C3A), Cordoba, Spain. 黎肖嫻為 2021,02.05-06.13 在西班牙科爾多瓦的安達盧西亞當代美術館的《黎肖嫻回顧展》寫「錄像書寫作為多觸創作」陳述她的創作方法和理念。
Traverse Video’s Festival Director Simone Dompeyre reviewed Linda Lai’s video works presented in March 2019 at the Festival. Three videos are in discussion: No Paths but My Footprints, Diaries – ‘Dry rain’ and Doors Medley. Caroline Ha Thuc translated this piece published in French in the festival catalogue into English.
10 artists on “home” and its ramifications on-site exhibition until 26 July 2019 | 2nd screening + forum: Saturday, 20 July 2019, 6:00-10:00pm 李偉盛 Shing Lee on home-making… 阿嫲走了，但陪她走過的加州陽光，還陪著我走 Granny left us, but the Californian sunshine that once accompanied her never left. about the artist… 香港獨立電影人。2011年於香港知專設計學院畢業。自從2014年他的首部作品入圍台灣南方影展後，便開始從事獨立電影製作。期後，他到采風電影和北京草場地深造紀錄片拍攝。在2016至2018年期間，他與中國獨立紀錄片研究會的合作，讓他得到更多製作獨立紀錄片的機會。近期，他透過香港大學的香港紀錄片拓展種子基金完成了作品《團團圓》，並獲得第二十四屆ifva獨立短片及影像媒體比賽金獎(公開組)。 Hong Kong independent filmmaker. Graduated from Hong Kong Design […]
To make a monument that does not monumentalize… Linda Lai explains her conception of “Mnemonic Archiving” in which 19 new objects embody her videography to date at Pearl Lam Galleries-Singapore, 7 May – 3 July 2016.
Elliot Leung responded to an FPC Forum ‘What’s in a Talking Head: narrated selves and event structure,” a participatory art project by Linda C.H. Lai
Kimburley Choi's reading of Linda Lai's video tale of cities… Trespassing World Cities 《搖擺過路人》(2005) is a composite of Linda Lai’s tourist-video-style travelogues. Choi proposes the need to inscribe the term "flâneuse" to highlight a gender dimension that "flaneur" may slight.
– Linda C.H. Lai Voices Seen, Images Heard (2009), which will be shown for the first time in Hong Kong, tonight at FPC’s inauguration, has been shown in two different festivals in April, 2010. I have been most enlightened by the various ways audience, critics and curators communicated back to me about my work. […]
Linda Lai reviewed the works in the “Transmediascape” session of the 12th International Women's Film Festival in Seoul (8-15 April 2010): 8 film/video works of varied length and diverse methods, each experimental of its own kind..