“At the heart of ‘Tales of the Altersea” is the eponymous 8-channel video installation projected onto the walls and floors of the gallery,
giving the sense of being inside a magic lantern…the phantom-like aesthetic of the piece draws from the visual language of shadow puppetry, a traditional form of storytelling that is closely linked to Chinese folklore, which reached Europe through imperialistic trade relations…”
Lap-See Lam: Tales of the Altersea
11 March – 28 May
Curated by: Liberty Adrien and Carina Bukuts
Exhibition poster by Thomas Bush, Courtesy of artist and Portikus.
Artist portrait photo credit to Beatrice Lundborg/DN.