Untitled

2005

Lai, Phillip
Diverse and wide-ranging, Phillip Lai's practice defies straightforward categorisation. 'Untitled' is a short film, just over a minute in length. It was shot on Super-8 and features a municipal park where the grass has been scorched dry after a long summer. The artist assumes the role of a vagrant, and the film provides a flickering observation of the vagrant's dirty hands fidgeting repeatedly. Lai perceives 'Untitled' not so much as a performance but more an exploration of a 'meandering or continuously immediate movement'.
  • Artwork Details: running time: 1 minutes 7seconds
  • Edition: 1/3 (1 AP)
  • Material description: super 8 film transferred to 16mm
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC11/2005

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