“Angela Su proudly presents: Lauren O—The Greatest Levitator in the Polyhedric Cosmos of Time” is an adapted and site-responsive showcase of Angela Su’s participation representing Hong Kong at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition will stage the artist’s speculative research about Lauren O, a legendary levitator who played an instrumental role in the 1960s anti-war movement in the United States. Su discovered the archives of the enigmatic figure, believed to be a modern myth, unearthing the fascinating life of Lauren O as well as her studies into levitation and polyhedral forms. Presented in two parts, the first part of the exhibition presents Lauren O’s study models of polyhedra, mostly from the 1960s, and her journal. The second part of the exhibition presents Su’s artistic interpretation of Lauren O’s beliefs.
Angela Su’s works investigate the perception and imagery of the body through processes of metamorphosis, hybridity, and transformation. Her research-based projects materialize into drawing, video, hair embroidery, and performative and installation works, which explore the interrelations between our state of being and the advancement of technology. Central to these projects are video essays and texts that weave together fact and fiction, and reality and fantasy. With a focus on the history of medical science, her works question dominant biomedical discourse and contemplate the impact of technology on the past, present, and future.
“Angela Su proudly presents: Lauren O—The Greatest Levitator in the Polyhedric Cosmos of Time” is
co-presented by M+ and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.