In this series of work ‘Orientation’, I reinterpreted the notion of orientation in a metaphysical way. I relocated myself to some particular places to search for my own identity.
I borrowed the names of four underground stations in four cities that I had visited within 3 months in 2009: London: 'All Saints'; Paris: ‘Sentier’ (Track); Milan: ‘Sesto Rondò’ (Sixth Roundabout); and Berlin ‘Ostkreuz’ (East Cross). These names gave me far-reaching inspiration of either meandering, on track, annoyed, or even seeking rescue from the unknown, they were so impressive and were kept in my mind. I then borrowed and depicted them as a metaphor of mental orientation, and recreated them as a symbolic interpretation between reality, intuition and imagination.
These photographs were shown along with their associated sounds, they represented time flow, imagination and reflection within my mental travel.
Wai Kit Lam