MFA     Graduate     Show     Lo     Lai     Lai     Natalie/    今天應該很高興   Merrily     Merrily    Cheng Ming Building,   The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)  27 May 2017 – 23 June 2017   “Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream.  Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream.  搖,搖,搖小船,  緩緩順流下  快樂地,快樂地,快樂地,快樂地  人生只一場夢。  《划船曲》 (Row, Row, Row Your Boat)  <今天應該很高興> (Merrily, Merrily) 為藝術家勞麗麗藝術碩士畢業展,勞氏以錄像、混合媒介及裝 置創作,直白呈現自身對旅程及自然經驗混沌不明的狀態,嘗試在適時整合梳理,成為一個精心 佈局過、引人入勝的花園迷宮,揭示了追尋烏托邦的過程中跟自然的角力與矛盾。  這也許是一個派對,一個逃避不了的旅程,賓客順流而走,轉入一個迷宮花園。百無了賴的自然風光繼續率真美好,微物之神既殘忍又誠實,頌唱了回歸人工自然的樂章。身體,確實想念野蠻的自然。  請賓客好好享受跌跌撞撞的經驗,拋出去的文字或影像,讓它們自己有時順流思考、逆流反抗, 賓客可以繼續保持腦袋清晰,也可以各自賣醉,遇上一個個來自他方我城,陌生又熟悉的傳說、 寓言或故事。瞬間,樂章奏起,請繼續輕快地竭力地走近理想中的目的地 —— 她可以是一座冰川、一杯期待以久透心涼的冰淇淋、一口解愁的酒、憧憬中那幅畫、一首唱給自己的歌曲。  或許沒有人在乎理想國有沒有出現過,下一個景象接通了這一個洞,在心中那一個又一個的空洞 ,我們繼續輕快地走近理想中的冰川, 竭力地翻起了潛藏内心的憧憬及恐懼。   The     artist     Lo     Lai     Lai     Natalie     presents     her     new     video,     mixed     media     and     installation     works     in     her MFA     graduation     show     <Merrily,     Merrily>,     her     work     is     liberating     and     perversely     honest     —the uncertainty     on     her     personal     experience     on     travelling     and     nature.     She     induced     the     chaos     into     an elaborate     and     compelling     labyrinth.     It     reveals     the     paradox     and     struggle     with     nature     when     one striving     for     utopia.     This     might     be     a     party     and     also     an     inescapable     journey.     The     guests     pass     by     as     flow,     and     step     into a     labyrinth     at     the     corner.     The     boring     country     sceneries     are     beautiful     and     uncomplicated     as     usual. The     god     of     small     things     is     cruel,     yet     honest.     He     sang     the     songs     addressing     the     return     to     our artificial     nature.     The     wild-life     of     our     bodies     shapes     what     we     are     today.     Ladies     and     gentlemen,     please     enjoy     staggering     along     the     way.     The     text     and     images     thrown     away are     independent,     act     as     it     flows     or     rebel     against     the     current.     You     are     mostly     welcome     to     stay awake     or     get     drunk     and     come     up     with     the     stories,     tales     or     legends     seemed     at     once     familiar     and strange.     Instantly,     the     chapter     begins,     we     elaborately     moving     towards     the     idealistic     destination with     a     swinging     pace.     She     could     be     a     glacier,     a     long-waited     frozen     ice-cream,     a     sip     of     alcohol that     might     ease     your     worries     off,     a     picturesque     scene     that     you     have     long     dreamt     for     or     a     song that     you     sing     for     yourselves     Possibly,     no     one     would     care     about     if     there     is     an     utopia     we     could reach.     The     images     guide     us     to     dwell     in     your     hearts     and     revisit     the     inner     emptiness.     Let’s   lightly     move     to     the     idealistic     glacier     ,     to     uncover     the     hidden     longing     and     anxiety     with     every     effort     of cordiality.
       
     
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  MFA     Graduate     Show     Lo     Lai     Lai     Natalie/    今天應該很高興   Merrily     Merrily    Cheng Ming Building,   The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)  27 May 2017 – 23 June 2017   “Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream.  Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream.  搖,搖,搖小船,  緩緩順流下  快樂地,快樂地,快樂地,快樂地  人生只一場夢。  《划船曲》 (Row, Row, Row Your Boat)  <今天應該很高興> (Merrily, Merrily) 為藝術家勞麗麗藝術碩士畢業展,勞氏以錄像、混合媒介及裝 置創作,直白呈現自身對旅程及自然經驗混沌不明的狀態,嘗試在適時整合梳理,成為一個精心 佈局過、引人入勝的花園迷宮,揭示了追尋烏托邦的過程中跟自然的角力與矛盾。  這也許是一個派對,一個逃避不了的旅程,賓客順流而走,轉入一個迷宮花園。百無了賴的自然風光繼續率真美好,微物之神既殘忍又誠實,頌唱了回歸人工自然的樂章。身體,確實想念野蠻的自然。  請賓客好好享受跌跌撞撞的經驗,拋出去的文字或影像,讓它們自己有時順流思考、逆流反抗, 賓客可以繼續保持腦袋清晰,也可以各自賣醉,遇上一個個來自他方我城,陌生又熟悉的傳說、 寓言或故事。瞬間,樂章奏起,請繼續輕快地竭力地走近理想中的目的地 —— 她可以是一座冰川、一杯期待以久透心涼的冰淇淋、一口解愁的酒、憧憬中那幅畫、一首唱給自己的歌曲。  或許沒有人在乎理想國有沒有出現過,下一個景象接通了這一個洞,在心中那一個又一個的空洞 ,我們繼續輕快地走近理想中的冰川, 竭力地翻起了潛藏内心的憧憬及恐懼。   The     artist     Lo     Lai     Lai     Natalie     presents     her     new     video,     mixed     media     and     installation     works     in     her MFA     graduation     show     <Merrily,     Merrily>,     her     work     is     liberating     and     perversely     honest     —the uncertainty     on     her     personal     experience     on     travelling     and     nature.     She     induced     the     chaos     into     an elaborate     and     compelling     labyrinth.     It     reveals     the     paradox     and     struggle     with     nature     when     one striving     for     utopia.     This     might     be     a     party     and     also     an     inescapable     journey.     The     guests     pass     by     as     flow,     and     step     into a     labyrinth     at     the     corner.     The     boring     country     sceneries     are     beautiful     and     uncomplicated     as     usual. The     god     of     small     things     is     cruel,     yet     honest.     He     sang     the     songs     addressing     the     return     to     our artificial     nature.     The     wild-life     of     our     bodies     shapes     what     we     are     today.     Ladies     and     gentlemen,     please     enjoy     staggering     along     the     way.     The     text     and     images     thrown     away are     independent,     act     as     it     flows     or     rebel     against     the     current.     You     are     mostly     welcome     to     stay awake     or     get     drunk     and     come     up     with     the     stories,     tales     or     legends     seemed     at     once     familiar     and strange.     Instantly,     the     chapter     begins,     we     elaborately     moving     towards     the     idealistic     destination with     a     swinging     pace.     She     could     be     a     glacier,     a     long-waited     frozen     ice-cream,     a     sip     of     alcohol that     might     ease     your     worries     off,     a     picturesque     scene     that     you     have     long     dreamt     for     or     a     song that     you     sing     for     yourselves     Possibly,     no     one     would     care     about     if     there     is     an     utopia     we     could reach.     The     images     guide     us     to     dwell     in     your     hearts     and     revisit     the     inner     emptiness.     Let’s   lightly     move     to     the     idealistic     glacier     ,     to     uncover     the     hidden     longing     and     anxiety     with     every     effort     of cordiality.
       
     

MFA Graduate Show Lo Lai Lai Natalie/

今天應該很高興 Merrily Merrily

 Cheng Ming Building,  
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

27 May 2017 – 23 June 2017

 “Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream.

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream.

搖,搖,搖小船,

緩緩順流下

快樂地,快樂地,快樂地,快樂地

人生只一場夢。

《划船曲》 (Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

<今天應該很高興> (Merrily, Merrily) 為藝術家勞麗麗藝術碩士畢業展,勞氏以錄像、混合媒介及裝 置創作,直白呈現自身對旅程及自然經驗混沌不明的狀態,嘗試在適時整合梳理,成為一個精心 佈局過、引人入勝的花園迷宮,揭示了追尋烏托邦的過程中跟自然的角力與矛盾。

這也許是一個派對,一個逃避不了的旅程,賓客順流而走,轉入一個迷宮花園。百無了賴的自然風光繼續率真美好,微物之神既殘忍又誠實,頌唱了回歸人工自然的樂章。身體,確實想念野蠻的自然。

請賓客好好享受跌跌撞撞的經驗,拋出去的文字或影像,讓它們自己有時順流思考、逆流反抗, 賓客可以繼續保持腦袋清晰,也可以各自賣醉,遇上一個個來自他方我城,陌生又熟悉的傳說、 寓言或故事。瞬間,樂章奏起,請繼續輕快地竭力地走近理想中的目的地 —— 她可以是一座冰川、一杯期待以久透心涼的冰淇淋、一口解愁的酒、憧憬中那幅畫、一首唱給自己的歌曲。

或許沒有人在乎理想國有沒有出現過,下一個景象接通了這一個洞,在心中那一個又一個的空洞 ,我們繼續輕快地走近理想中的冰川, 竭力地翻起了潛藏内心的憧憬及恐懼。

The artist Lo Lai Lai Natalie presents her new video, mixed media and installation works in her MFA graduation show <Merrily, Merrily>, her work is liberating and perversely honest —the uncertainty on her personal experience on travelling and nature. She induced the chaos into an elaborate and compelling labyrinth. It reveals the paradox and struggle with nature when one striving for utopia.

This might be a party and also an inescapable journey. The guests pass by as flow, and step into a labyrinth at the corner. The boring country sceneries are beautiful and uncomplicated as usual. The god of small things is cruel, yet honest. He sang the songs addressing the return to our artificial nature. The wild-life of our bodies shapes what we are today.

Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy staggering along the way. The text and images thrown away are independent, act as it flows or rebel against the current. You are mostly welcome to stay awake or get drunk and come up with the stories, tales or legends seemed at once familiar and strange. Instantly, the chapter begins, we elaborately moving towards the idealistic destination with a swinging pace. She could be a glacier, a long-waited frozen ice-cream, a sip of alcohol that might ease your worries off, a picturesque scene that you have long dreamt for or a song that you sing for yourselves Possibly, no one would care about if there is an utopia we could reach. The images guide us to dwell in your hearts and revisit the inner emptiness. Let’s lightly

move to the idealistic glacier , to uncover the hidden longing and anxiety with every effort of cordiality.

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三段錄像播放,全長約 32 分鐘 此放映室由漫慢電視全力支持 3 clips of Videos screening in the room, total length around 32 min This room is fully supported by Slow-so TV

配樂 Music/ 黃洐仁 Wong Hin Yan 音樂設計及混音 Sound Design/ Ricky Yip, Cyrus Tang 聲 Voice/ Gladys Chiu (冰川 Glacier)

冰川  Glacier

彩色 / 17' 07" / 粵語,中英文字幕/單頻道錄像/雙聲道/ 2016

Colour / 17' 07” / In Cantonese with Chinese & English Subtitles/ Single Channel Video/ Stereo/ 2016

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冰川不斷溶化,形成清晰澄明的河流,也可化成吃得的冰川, comfort food 安撫被激怒、被霜害凍傷的情 緒,怪不得它總令人趨之若騖。 Glaciers continue to melt and run into crystal clear rivers. Glaciers can also be magically transformed into a kind of comfort food; an edible glacier, which consoles those who are angry or depressed. No wonder people are obsessed with it.

*23rd ifva賽評審作品放映(2018年3月)

23rd ifva recommendation from judges (March,2018)

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一不小心就分了神 Our Minds Drifting Away, Again

彩色 / 5’ 40” / 中英文字幕 單頻道錄像 / 雙聲道/ 2017

/ Colour / 5’ 40” / Single Channel Video/ Stereo/ Chinese & English Subtitles / 2017

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幾分鐘的木雕製作過程,一個把木仿作日本傳統食材木魚乾的經驗, 純粹而簡單,製作人及拍攝者看似 專心投入,卻總有一不小心就分了 神的時候。 Few minutes making of a wooden sculpture, imitating a Katsuobushi (dried Bonito), the traditional ingredient in Japanese cooking. The process was pure and simple. We, the shooting and production team, seems focused, but without notice, our minds drifted away, again.

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飛天潛水艇Deep Flight

彩色/9’20”/ 中英文字幕/單頻道錄像 / 雙聲道  /2017

Colour / 9’20” / /Chinese & English Subtitles /Single Channel Video/ Stereo/ 2017

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大自然中的她化作飛天潛水艇,來者不拒,多年來運送五花百門的物 事,包括欲望。

She became a Deep Flight in the natural environment, never saying no, delivering diverse kinds of matter and happening, including desires.

*23rd ifva公開組入圍作品放映(2018年3月)

finalist of 23rd ifva (Open Categories) (March, 2018)

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《冰川製作中》

2017

樹脂、玻璃量杯

30 x 20 x 11 厘米

版本:8 + AP

Glacier in Progress

2017

CPVC, glass measuring cup

30 x 20 x 11 cm

Edition of 8 + AP

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2017

霓虹光管

85 x 150 x 7.5厘米

版本:2 + AP

Neon light

85 x 150 x 7.5 cm

Edition of 2 + AP

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《給我唱的歌》Silent karaoke


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2017

卡拉OK裝置、耳機、茶几、高清單頻道録像

尺吋不定

版本:1 + AP

Karaoke set, headphone, coffee table, HD single channel videos

Size variable

Edition of 1 + AP