I’m thrilled to share the news that the anthology book Open Boundaries, featuring a number of pieces by me, is now available to buy from LoosenArt. 25% of their income goes to organisations supporting human rights.
Open Boundaries book page on LoosenArt
From the press release:
Today, almost everyone can have and keep contacts with people living in other parts of the world. In that, virtual sense, we can be here and there, north and south at the same time, unconsciously ‘supporting’ the well-known idea of globalisation. Our presence and identity are thus potentially multiplied without limits. But, in the end, there are still some questions related to the topic: in our era of migration and mobility what is the definition of border? Are there still issues connected to this concept?
These are some of the reflections considered by the artists and their artworks one will find in this book. The title, Open Boundaries, suggests in fact a visual meditation around political and cultural diversities, such as linguistic, communication and ethnic differences, but also geographic and economic separations.
Continuing the Mediterranean theme of my recent Portuguese residency, I’m pleased to announce that works from my Union series have been selected for the annual online exhibition from Spain’s Experimento Bio, and also for the anthology book Open Boundaries from Italian magazine/gallery Loosenart.
You can see the galleries at the links below:
Experimento Bio 2017
W3 Gallery makes a welcome return after a period of dormancy, and I’m especially happy to be part of this Arts Council-supported project as I have a history with the gallery both as an artist and curator. The exhibition focuses on the cultures of both recent migrants to and those already living in the London Borough of Ealing, with themes of migration, settlement and home.
It will be a busy day as that evening I shall be performing on flute with harpist and singer Sheila Moylan as the main act at OPEN Ealing’s monthly showcase, details here.
Opening event: Saturday 10th June 2-4pm.
Exhibition runs until 24th June, open every day.
185 High St, Acton
Exhibition web site
Stop press! Delighted to have my new video piece making its début in the town of its origin at this fantastic venue run by ADAO, from 4pm today (3rd June). Head over if you’re in the Lisbon area!
Rua da Recosta nº1
ADAO Facebook page
Event Facebook page
Some initial work in progress from the recent residency I did in Barreiro in Portugal courtesy of the Breadmatters Foundation. I gathered over 1400 photographs and had some excellent conversations with other artists and curators in Barreiro and Lisbon. More to come!
Try Again from Martin Lau on Vimeo.
Three-channel video. The setting is the disused 19th-century train station that was abandoned when electrified tracks were brought in, with a new station being built just 100 metres away, and the existing tracks removed.