‘Prelude’, exhibited in /unreel (Stephen Lawrence Gallery, 2021), is an introduction to Yi Ting Liong’s exploration of abstraction. In this project, letterforms are used as 'the real', aiming to challenge something familiar. Heavily influenced by the notion of ma (a Japanese term translating roughly as ‘negative space’), the large-scale projected mural installation offers the audience a moment to slow down and breathe. The pace of the piece allows for a lapse in memory, having the flowing movement explore the different spaces through projection.
Artist: Yi Ting Liong
Concept Research Support: Daniela Zaharieva