From: Lin + Lam
Date: May 16, 2009 12:56:58 AM EDT
To: Yevgeniy Fiks
Cc: Lana Lin
Subject: Re: A Gift
So so very sorry for missing this email; Lana didn't get it and Lan Thao has been totally out of it. But, no fear, we do have a project for you. And you don't have to transport it even; we can send you the work via email, and we hope the museum will just print it out. Lots and lots of it; we're taking you up on the idea of 100 pages of paper. . . . We will email the work in sections, and the work will only be completed one week before the close of show.
So we need some specs from you:
What are the dates for the exhibition?
What is the exhibition title?
Can we have the floor space for ten stacks of 8.5 x 11 paper, to be placed side by side with each other?
- the viewer can take part of this paper sculpture home with them.
Is there any possibility that the museum can make a low platform for the
sculpture? Dimension: width: 8 feet, length: 1.5 feet, height: 1 feet.
It would be great to know if the museum would be up for something like this, and if would they be willing to print out 5,000 black and white pages for us.
Let us know what you think,
lana + lt
Since 2001, Lin + Lam have produced interdisciplinary projects that examine the ramifications of the past for the current socio-political moment. Their practices expand the conception of information, history, evidence and subjectivity. Paying close attention to materiality, site, and the specificities of different medium, their collaboration integrates their individual strengths and backgrounds. Trained in architecture, H. Lan Thao Lam uses photography, sculpture, and installation to address social memories of time, place and politics. Informed by critical cinema, Lana Lin has been interested in translation and the processes of identification. Their work has been exhibited at venues including the New Museum, The Kitchen, the Queens Museum and LMAK Projects in New York, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Arko Arts Center (Korean Arts Council,) Seoul, Korea, the Arte Nuevo InteractivA’07 Biennial, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Merida, Mexico, and the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China. They are the 2009/10 fellows at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.