Undelivered Letters

Artist statement

“… reading a book without understanding it … meeting someone without knowing him/her…”

In the second month of her stay in Berlin, Wai Kit Lam continues to examine her identity in this foreign city through language. The new piece is based on a book that she found in a second-hand store. It once belonged to someone called Alexander Simon and that he had highlighted some sentences in the book. Lam will reinterpret those German sentences by her own interpretation, in which she could not understand the language and the content. The understanding of the content is not important; it is instead a link of the relationship between the unknown Alexander Simon and Wai Kit Lam instead.


Wai Kit Lam

Berlin, Germany
11.2009

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