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    The Late Version of Shan Hai Jing Works by Lam Yuk-lin Lam has distinct ideas about the subtle changes in our surrounding environment, and about… Read More
    The Late Version of Shan Hai Jing Works by Lam Yuk-lin Lam has distinct ideas about the subtle changes in our surrounding environment, and about the choice of materials for her creations. The conflict between the natural environment and human development has provided her with endless inspiration. The materials she uses cover a lot of things common in our daily lives, ranging from rice grains, Chinese herbal medicines, chocolate, stones to bronze nets. For the works in “The Late Version of Shan Hai Jing”, she has chosen plastic bags as her main creative medium. The plastic bags were collected from supermarkets, restaurants and chain stores, branded and unbranded, thick and thin, monotone and patterned, handbags and T-shirt bags, debating among themselves under one roof. The bags serve to reflect our urban culture of consumption, while some out-of-print designs carry historical significance. Fortuitously, during the creation of this series of works the Government announced the policy of a plastic bag levy, aiming to curb the excessive use of plastic bags, which leads to environmental risk, making plastic bags a hot discussion topic around town. Certain discontinued plastic bags have suddenly become rarities, endowing her works with a new significance. Moreover, the artist also makes use of the weird creatures featured in Shan Hai Jing (Literally: The Classics of Mountains and Seas) to hint at the impact of genetic engineering and biotechnology. What appear to be everyday materials in fact carry reams of information for the audience to discover ─ a consistent style of Lam’s works. How much can you find? Read Less
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