Programme#13 [Kai Lam Sucks Big Time]

June 24th, 2012 |  Published in News

01/07/2012, 20.00h
Programme#13 in Granada.

Screening of IN//OUT, a video-performance by Kai Lam + Yuzuru Maeda. This work explores the body in the politics of representation. The body here becomes the subject for a symbolic ‘ownership’; a medium of re-enactment and a vehicle to liberate oneself from one’s desire.

Presentation by Kai Lam, a Singaporean interdisciplinary artist who will introduce his new project ‘Kai Lam Sucks Big Time’, produced during the period of his artist residency at The Unifiedfield AIR Programme in Granada and talk about his past works in performance art, installation and noise.

Circuit bending jam session by Kai Lam + the participants of the circuit bending workshop .

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Kai Lam, (Singapore, 1974) has proved an active innovator since his artistic involvements in 1995 during which he was majoring in Sculpture at Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts. In 2001, he was awarded a study grant from Lee Foundation and an education bursary from National Arts Council, and graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Arts where he majored in Sculpture. Versatile and prolific skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media installation and performance, Lam also collaborated in theater productions and co-organize art events.

As President of alternative art group, Artists Village, he helped initiate “Artists Investigating Monuments”, in 2000, presenting installations and performances in various public sites. This was later presented again in Singapore Art Museum, 2004 and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and at HKW, Berlin, 2005. In 2003, He started to co-organize “Future Of Imagination”, an annual international performance art festival that showcase and focus on performance practice. Lam shows leadership to involve others in Singapore as well as the international arts community. Since 1999, he has travelled to different countries in Asia and Europe to present his art projects.



“My work is about us as hybrid beings, how cultural surrogation takes shape and is built through the process of performance and proliferates into the possibility of cultural and political freedom. Performance is not made to serve anything, but it is a repeated act of resistance against the dominant cultural hegemony that has become an authoritarian machinery which systematically oppresses individual freedom and restricts the evolution of human creativity. As an artist working with such contradictions, I expect to articulate my own system of representation and a humanity that perpetuates the body in my own perplexed and plural existence”.

The Unifiedfield experimental art space. Carrera del Darro, 15, 2 dcha. Granada.