B. 1989, Hong Kong
Lives and works in London


Statement
“When I was little, my mum used to tell me that if I kept rubbing my eyes I would go blind. I was scared, so I started to learn Braille just in case I go blind one day.”

My interests are forms of perception and non-accessibility of language in human communication. In the realm of haptic, which constituted by the simultaneous visual and tactile experience, expands a language of equality between the subject and object. Through Braille-to-Text / Text-to-Braille transcription, embossing Braille geometric patterns, site-specific installations and performances both concerning the architectural environment of existing space; I joined this form of expression, yet with encoded, enciphered information. My work invites the viewer’s proximity through a minimalist practice, in addition to a consideration of the representation of blind people, also investigating the aesthetics and notion of tactility, the tension between heterogeneous ways of bodily function, individual surfaces and collective space.

I am widely working on varied projects with blind and visually impaired community in Europe among England, Finland and Germany. I aimed to generate the collaboration between sight and non-sight individuals, based on everyday and educational gestures (Wandering in the city, assisting music / cooking lessons in blind schools and offering Braille lessons to sight children), and deterministically establish my practice through the commitment of working with the blind as a collective.

I see / feel touching as an intimate gesture, because you have to be close enough to feel me. Touching is also amorous, because to caress, is to be caressed.

Education
2008 - 12 BA (Hons) Art Practice, Goldsmiths College, University of London
2006 - 08 Barnard Castle School, County Durham, UK

Selected Exhibitions / Events / Craft Fairs
2016 Christmas Craft Fair, Foyles Flagship Store, Charing Cross Road, London
2016 Crafty Fox Market, Oval Space, Hackney, London
2016 Crafty Fox Market, Geffrye Museum, London

2015 Crafty Fox Market, Museum of London Docklands, London
2015 Crafty Fox Market (Special Edition of London Design Festival), Kachette, London
2015 Crafty Fox Market, Dogstar, London

2014 Crafty Fox Market, Farr's School of Dancing, London
2014 Crafty Fox Market, Dogstar, London
2014 Shape Christmas Art Fair, Shape Gallery, London
2014 The 2013 Shape Open: Disability Re-assessed, Lewisham Arthouse, London
2014 The 2013 Shape Open: Disability Re-assessed, LCB Depot, Leicester

2013 The 2013 Shape Open: Disability Re-assessed, The Nunnery Gallery, London
2013 Strange Loop, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2012 Brixton Craft, Ritzy Brixton, London
2012 Regent’s Canal Festival, Art Pavilion in Mile End Park, London
2012 Goldsmiths Undergraduate Degree Show, London
2012 Mixed Media Exhibition, Candid Arts, London
2012 ISIS II: Kozmo All Stars n Friends, Colorama Cinema, London
2012 Art Roulette, Frameless Gallery, London

2011 Urban Kvae Festival, Galleri 69, Oslo, Norway
2011 Granicą, Pracownia Działań Przestrzennych Miroslaw Bałka Studio of Spatial Activities, Poznań, Poland
2011 Now I can Live, Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK), Hamburg, Germany
2011 Áit, Main Yard Gallery, London

2010 Group Show, The Old Police Station, London

2009 Here, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Publication
2011 Master Classes Note Book - Goldsmiths, London
2011 APPortfolio - Asia Young Artist 2010-2011, Hong Kong

Other
2012 Gallery Assistant for Saatchi Gallery, London

2011 Miroslaw Bałka Master Class, Poznań, Poland
2011 Hamburg Exchange in Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK), Hamburg, Germany
2011 Visiting Stiftung Centralbibliothek für Blinde (Central Library Foundation for the Blind), Hamburg, Germany

2010 Sighted Guide for Traveleyes, UK
2010 Assisting Teacher in Svenska Skolan för Synskadade (The Swedish School for Visually Impaired), Helsinki, Finland

2008 Assistant for architect and furniture designer Andreas Aas, Paris, France

Texts
Strange Loop – Golden Thread Gallery
The final words of Goethe
The hands want to see, the eyes want to caress

Contact
Sales | Commission | Collaboration:
beth@bethlau.com

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