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Fidelia Lam – New seed. XXXXXX. New seed. XXXXXX.
July 23, 2022 - July 31, 2022
Opening: Saturday July 23, 2022, 7-10pm
On view weds-sun 12-6pm, July 23-31 and by appointment.
New seed. XXXXXX. New seed. XXXXXX. grapples with the affective and aesthetic legacies of empire and colonialism as they continue to shape the racial architectures of Asian diasporic femme subjectivities. The exhibition features new multimedia works that speak to, with, and nearby speculative ancestral figures, drawing on Anne Anlin Cheng’s theory of ornamentalism to create sites for grieving, honoring, and queering modes of synthetic personhood. Playing with recursive processes and speculative rituals, the pieces arrive in formations of plastics, light, and digital technologies to meditate on the racializations of matter and inter-textual modes of being.
Dear Ghost in my Shell which points are we passing pass by reference only please Dear wiring and connections our encodings have too many channels and have started to fray Dear OS update to use new features we are made obsolete our ram is getting slower Dear Major you are enmeshed with the synthetic sentience of the Puppets teach me your navigational practices Dear Minor Dear Method Dear Margaret, have you found your robot yet? Would you help me find mine? Look at my errors at my seams at my torn pixels they might point the way
Fidelia Lam is a Canadian multimedia artist and scholar whose work attends to the shared ground of Asian/American diaspora, aesthetics, technology, and urban space through recursive assemblages of code, animation, projection, sound, bodies, and critical inquiry.
(image: Still from when stillness culminates (2022), interactive installation.)